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The Fruit Fascination That Started a Viral Trend in China

How mangoes from Pakistan became a symbol of another nation’s cultural revolution

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TThe year was 1968. Chairman Mao Zedong was looking down skeptically at a crate of mangoes brought to him by Pakistan’s foreign minister, Mian Arshan Hussain. Unimpressed but unwilling to rebuff his ally, Mao ordered the crate to be…




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