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The demand for Afghan handmade carpets in China has kept increasing.
Afghan pine nuts have gained a reputation for excellence, yet due to past transportation constraints, their market value remained compromised.
In response, China established an "aerial corridor for pine nuts", allowing a large volume of Afghan pine nuts to enter the Chinese market.
Currently, more than 10,000 metric tons of Afghan pine nuts have been enjoyed by Chinese consumers, while Afghan farmers have reaped over 400 million yuan ($55.2 million) in revenue.
Fast forward to nine years later, the 27-year-old Afghan youth is now an entrepreneur in the Chinese capital city.
Imported goods, including Iberian ham, French wine, Afghan pine nuts, and coffee, are now easily accessible in Shanghai.
A bottle of Afghan pine nuts plus two grams of saffron, only 180 yuan ($28.50)".
He joined an online sales event during the Spring Festival to market Afghan products to Chinese customers and also took part in food expos.
The 28-year-old Afghan businessman, who lives in Shanghai, said he knows that the more products he sells in China, the more people in his home country will be able to put bread on their family table.
Together with his partners in Afghanistan, Faiz has been importing carpets and other Afghan products into China since he graduated from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2019.
The young Afghan started his business in Beijing in 2019.
"If I import more goods, more families in Afghan will have work and earn money.
It saw 3,000 to 5,000 metric tons of Afghan pine nuts exported to China every year, but the trade was briefly interrupted by turmoil in Afghanistan in August, according to Zhao Lijian, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
By the end of January, nearly 1,600 tons of Afghan pine nuts were cleared by Shanghai Customs.
When Afghan businessman H. Qayoum Azimi took part in the first China International Import Expo three years ago, he was amazed by the vast Chinese market and its huge population, and immediately decided to tap into the import food wholesale business opportunities in China.
"China is the world's biggest market for us," said the seasoned merchant, who has participated in the CIIE for four consecutive years from 2018 to 2021, with Afghan saffron, Turkish honey, chocolates, and olive and sunflower seed oil on display for visitors.
Seeing China as "a second home", Jin has deep emotional connections with the country, where he grew from an Afghan youth to the successful CEO managing millions of yuan of transactions, thanks to China's burgeoning market and the opening-up that empowers new opportunities around the globe.
He said the hub has helped one Afghan carpet trader receive orders for the products produced by 1,500 households in Afghanistan.
"We will open the first Afghan exhibition pavilion at this year's CIIE to promote Afghan handicraft such as carpets and bags," Xue said.
Saffron production in Afghanistan has soared to record levels in 2019, with a 22 percent increase compared to last year, Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock said on Wednesday.