Tseng Chun-yi, from Taiwan, runs a dragon fruit business in Xiamen, Fujian province, on the southeastern coast of China. These weeks, he has been busy discussing with technicians in Yongjing county of Gansu province how to pick dragon fruit, tend trees and manage orchards via remote video systems.
Tseng, who had gained experience planting dragon fruit in Taiwan, came to Xiamen, Fujian province, to start his business in 2015. He built a plantation in Xiamen's Xiang'an district after finding that the Chinese mainland had great potential for agricultural development.
With the development of the dragon fruit industry, what Tseng conceives is not only planting but guiding and building a whole industrial chain for dragon fruit covering planting, deep processing of agricultural products, leisure tourism and e-commerce platforms to amplify the social and economic benefits.
Chinadaily.com.cn reports that Tseng said he hoped more young people from Taiwan would move to the mainland to engage in agriculture, a sector with great development potential for the future.