China Can Help With Danish Oyster Invasion: Eye on Chinese Media

Danes needn’t worry about their invasive oyster crisis because it could be a a food-lovers’ bonanza in China, according to China Daily. The Asian nation known for its enthusiasm about food is ready to help after the Danish Embassy in Beijing published a story Monday on its Weibo social media account about problems caused by an invasion of the oysters. “The European country’s dilemma may be the last thing Chinese people would ever understand as they see the abundance of seafood as a treat, rather than a problem,” the English-language newspaper reported. Chinese internet users suggested shipping the oysters their way, while some said they’re ready to dine on the seafood if the Danish government offers them long-term visas. The embassy responded they would love to export the oysters if China permits. THE CONTEXT: Chinese are big food lovers. Last year, China imported a record $108 million in lobsters from the U.S., according to an Associated Press report.

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— With assistance by Miao Han

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