Chinese vendors boycott online sales of Philippine dried mango products

By Huang Ge Published: 2016/7/12 22:35:09

An increasing number of vendors who sell snacks imported from the Philippines on, China's largest online shopping platform under the domestic Internet titan Alibaba Group Holding, began to boycott the sales of Philippine imported snacks after The Hague tribunal ruled against China in the South China Sea award on Tuesday.

"Our online shop will not sell Cebu mango from the Philippines and will not sell any snacks imported from the country anymore," a Shanghai-based vendor on who declined to be identified told the Global Times on Tuesday night. 

Another vendor based in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, put a notice on the homepage of its online shop, saying that "this shop will no longer put dried mango products imported from the Philippines on sale and will give any snacks now in stock to consumers who would like to give their address for free."

The price for 500 grams of dried mango formerly stood at about 30 yuan ($4.49) at the shop.

Three out of 10 vendors on have halted sales of dried mango from the Philippines, including vendors that are based in East China's Fujian Province and East China's Shandong Province.

An increasing number of sellers were joining the boycott as of press time.

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