Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung Customs Seizes Smuggled Red Sandalwood Timber

Hong Kong Customs announced Thursday [21 September 2017] that it had seized about 12,370 kilograms of suspected red sandalwood from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point The shipment of red sandalwood, valued at USD 8.7 million, arrived in Hong Kong from Malaysia. ChinaAg Comments In

Chinese Company Under Suspicion of Illegal Logging in Namibia’s Zambezi Region

The company cutting down protected trees in the Zambezi region to pave the way for a Green Scheme project was not given the green light by the environment ministry to clear that particular portion of the farm. Although the environment ministry’s spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, confirmed that a clearance certificate was awarded, he said that was

Manzhouli-based Timber Company to Work with Russia on Wood Processing Project

The Manzhouli Lianzhong Group, China’s largest timber and frame-housebuilding company, is leading a project with Russia to develop forest resources. The project, worth more than 1.5 billion yuan ($218 million), will seek to construct comprehensive bases in both countries for wood processing, storage and trade, according to Lu Baodong, vice-mayor of Manzhouli city in northern

Beijing Forestry University Professor Promotes the Use of Forestry Waste as a form of Biomass Energy

If half of China’s forestry waste is developed into biomass energy, it may substitute 65 million tonnes of petroleum, Beijing Forestry University’s professor Zheng Xiaoxian said on Thursday [26 November 2015]. Statistics show that China’s forestry waste totals about 240 million tonnes every year and if 50 percent of this forestry waste was developed into

Zhuanghe Port Is a Growing Destination for China’s Timber Imports

A state base for storing, processing and trading imported timber has been established in Northeast China’s Liaoning province. Seven enterprises began operations at a furnishing industrial park in Zhuanghe, Dalian on Thursday [18 June 2015]. On the northern Yellow Sea, Zhuanghe is one of 10 national bases handling imported timber, one of eight state-level timber