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April 11, 2021

Backlash from bubble-tea fans after China bans plastic straws in restaurants

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When drinking bubble tea — the straw is essential. How else can you suck up all those chewy tapioca balls? Complaints from bubble-tea drinkers have sparked a national conversation about straws. Produced by: Rebecca Kanthor. Image credit: Rebecca Kanthor/The World.

Aired April 7, 2021

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