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Guangzhou Gets a Bite of Xinjiang Fruit
Guangzhou will get a taste of the sweetest, juiciest fruit in China on Nov 11-13 at the Xinjiang Special Forestry and Fruit Products Exhibition.

Updated:1478764510Source:Chinadaily.com.cn

Guangzhou will get a taste of the sweetest, juiciest fruit in China on Nov 11-13 at the Xinjiang Special Forestry and Fruit Products Exhibition.

Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is famous all over the country for its tasty fruit, and around 200 companies from China's most western province will be plying their wares at the exhibition, which will be held at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou.

A designated area will be allocated for the first time at this year's exhibition for displaying the main product categories and key enterprises and brands, said Li Dongsheng, deputy director of Xinjiang's forestry department.

The exhibition has also created an online platform for this year's event to allow attendees to experience and pick the products they like, and then order them online, said Li.

Xinjiang uses 22 million mu (1.5 million hectares) of land to grow fruit and forestry products, producing 7 million tons of products each year, which contributes 50 billion yuan (.4 billion) to the region's economy, he said.

Income from growing fruit and forestry products accounts for more than 25 percent of the per capita income of the rural population in Xinjiang.

Editor:Joanna You
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