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Tall stacks of garlic at a market in Jinxiang county of eastern Shangdong.  

Red-hot garlic market lures Chinese investors

A handful of wealthy business people are driving a runaway market in this savoury delicacy

Yang Fei doubled his money last year buying and selling in the unofficial garlic capital of the world. He did pretty well the year before, too, and the year before that. One of a few dozen garlic agents in Jinxiang, in China’s eastern Shandong province, 34-year-old Yang is at the centre of a trade that