Taiwan, dubbed the kingdom of the orchid, is known for its cultivation of the world-famous Phalaenopsis — the moth orchid. Taiwanese orchid breeders were confident when they made an investment in China and successfully opened the Chinese market to the beautiful species…Full article: WantChinaTimes Dec 2013

Key point

  • According to the article, the moth orchrid exports to China grew rapidly from 2002 to 2008, but has since stagnated due to rising costs (e.g. wages for orchid farmers) and declining prices

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