South China Morning Post: Rotting fruit, sinking fortunes – Covid-19 curbs take their toll on China’s Myanmar border

South China Morning Post: Rotting fruit, sinking fortunes – Covid-19 curbs take their toll on China’s Myanmar border. “Thousands of tonnes of watermelon are lying dumped by the roadside along Myanmar’s border with southwestern China, with local exporters complaining that strict Covid-19 pandemic controls had made trade in perishables ‘nearly impossible’. Major road links to the city of Ruili in Yunnan province – China’s major gateway to Myanmar – remain jammed with hundreds of trucks waiting to clear the checkpoints.”

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