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Orchards thrive as Chinese fall for Thai fruit

Tough times for growers are over as export ties are cemented

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For years orchard owners in the eastern province of Chanthaburi have struggled to survive over-supply and low prices for a wide variety of fruits. 

Workers gradually pick their way through thousands of durians as they pack the fruit for export to China.

But the Chinese have come to their rescue with the promise of stable and highly lucrative markets.

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