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Great potential for China-Pakistan agricultural cooperation
Last Updated: 2020-03-17 13:31 | CE.cn
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by Cheng Xizhong

BEIJING, Mar. 17 (Gwadar Pro) - According to the latest report by Pakistani media, 2,650 boxes of Pakistani kinnow, after a month-long sea transport, recently reached Northeast China's Dalian port for customs clearance. This marked the first successful entry of Pakistani kinnow into the Chinese market for the past three years.

Now it is the harvest season of Pakistani kinnow. Fruits exported to China must meet the sanitary and phytosanitary requirements and must be included in the list of permitted imports. If the orchard registration procedures are complete, it is more convenient for the goods to be inspected and cleared.

Chinese like fruits, and more and more people tend to enjoy quality fruits such as Pakistani citrus and kinnow. As the Chinese saying goes, the efficacy of one citrus equals to that of four kinds of traditional Chinese herbs. Citruses, oranges and kinnows are not just favorite fruits for Chinese people. Also, they are of many benefits in nutrition and health care.

According to the therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), eating citruses, oranges and kinnows has seven advantages, namely, to stimulate evacuation of the bowels, to lower cholesterol, to refresh yourself, to support a healthy cardiovascular system, to make people look young and beautiful, to protect people from cancers, and to provide adjuvant treatment for diseases.

Many might throw away the orange peel. That is a pity. The peel of citruses, oranges and kinnows has nine therapeutic and health care effects.

My friends from Pakistan once asked me how China and Pakistan could cooperate on other goods besides fruits.

China and Pakistan enjoy a comprehensive cooperative relationship, and their economies are highly complementary. I think there are many products that China and Pakistan can cooperate on, especially in the field of agriculture.

Pakistan borders on Xinjiang, China. The construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has created good opportunities for Pakistan to carry out agricultural cooperation with Xinjiang. Pakistan has rich agricultural production resources and broad agricultural market. Xinjiang has advanced agricultural technology and certain investment strength. Pakistan and Xinjiang are both traditional agricultural production areas. Therefore, there is a great potential for both sides to cooperate in agriculture.

Cheng Xizhong, special commentator of China Economic Net, visiting professor at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, senior fellow of the Charhar Institute, former Defense Attache in South Asian countries, former UN Senior Military Observer

(Editor:Fu Bo)

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Great potential for China-Pakistan agricultural cooperation
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