How the Mango Came to China | Tasmin Little

Jun 09 , 2022 | Culture,Social Good

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Mangoes are abundant in China, the second largest producer of the so called “king” of fruits. But the mango is not native to this part of the world — having only been introduced via Beijing in the late 1960s. Tasmin Little, Culture Contributor to The China Current, tells this story.


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