China’s growing appetite for oysters is driving prices higher, offering a premium to western prices and drawing more European supply into the country.

Imported oysters are becoming a staple with young customers in particular on Beijing’s nightlife scene, according to importers here. Local restaurants like Sino-French establishment Brasserie de Flo charge CNY 70 (USD 11.03, EUR 9.72) to CNY 80 (USD 12.61, EUR 11.10) per piece of Fine de Claire, which is significantly more expensive than typi…