Last month, plums from Payzawat county in Kashgar made their export debut as they were shipped to Malaysia. The plums grown in Xinjiang are known as Xinmei. Payzawat county is the largest production area of Xinmei covering an area of 30,000 hectares. It accounts for 40 percent of the total in the country, and contributes to 60 percent of the total output, according to official statistics.

It takes 15 days to transport Xinmei from Kashgar to Malaysia. First the fruit is transported to the Shenzhen port in cold chain transport vehicles before being shipped to Malaysia.