The governor of Northern Sinai, Ahmed Abdul-Hameed, recently disclosed plans by the Chinese Economic Authority to import jellyfish from Egypt, according to reports in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily.
Abdul-Hameed added that the Public Fish Resources Promotion Corporation, a division of the Chinese Economic Authority, submitted a request to the Egyptians to annually import 5,000 tons of jellyfish to China.
Currently, petroleum is one of the chief components of Egyptian-Chinese trade, with rising oil demands in China resulting in a 200 percent increase in export, from $34 million worth of oil exported from Egypt in 1999 to $102 during the year 2000.
Egyptian also exports cosmetics merchandise and perfumes to China, while Chinese products entering Egypt include shoes, leather products, pencils, pens, toys and industrial and food products. ― (MENA Report)
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