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Alibaba buying 800,000 durians from Thailand after Jack Ma’s e-commerce magic stunt

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A pile of Durians. Photo: The Wandering Angel.

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is planning to buy 800,000 durians from Thailand to be sold on their platform Tmall, after its tycoon Jack Ma’s demonstration of how easily — and quickly — he could sell the “king of fruits” to his Chinese customer base last month.

If anyone can sell nearly a million durians, it’s Ma, who told reporters on April 19 that Tmall had managed to sell 80,000 of the smelly treats in a minute flat two days prior to the press conference.

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By Coconuts Bangkok

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