A screen capture shows durians for sale on Alibaba’s Tmall platform. Photo: Handout

Chinese consumers snap up 80,000 durians after Alibaba signs 3 billion yuan food deal with Thai government

The flash sale of the fruit was part of a joint initiative to promote Thailand’s local products via the internet.

Topic |   Alibaba

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A screen capture shows durians for sale on Alibaba’s Tmall platform. Photo: Handout
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Li Tao

Li Tao

Li Tao is a senior technology reporter, based in Shenzhen. He focuses on big enterprises including Alibaba, Huawei and ZTE, hardware makers, and smartphone brands such as Oppo, Vivo and Oneplus. He joined the Post in 2017 after working for more than seven years with China Daily in Hong Kong. He has masters degrees in both laws and journalism.