Chongqing Municipality to Allocate Funds to Protect Old Trees

Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality has established special funds to protect old trees. Tang Jun, deputy director of the municipal forestry department, said an investigation of ancient and precious trees was carried out in Chongqing last year, with more than 20,000 trees registered…Full Article: Xinhua Jan 2018 Key Point Starting in 2018, Chongqing forestry department will

China’s Forestry Output Forecasted to Top USD 1 Trillion in 2017

China’s total forestry output is expected to exceed 7 trillion RMB ($1.06 trillion) in 2017, according to Chinese newspaper Economic Daily. China has become the fastest-growing and most influential country in forest products manufacturing, trading, and consumption, said Zhang Jianlong, director of the State Forestry Administration (SFA), at a forum on forestry development on Dec.

China’s Seeks to Reforest its State-Owned Forest Farms

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Monday stressed the importance of forest protection in state-owned forest farms, as the country steers to a green development path. “Forest resource supervision should be improved, and forest farms should transform their development pattern,” Wang said at a meeting in Beijing…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2017 China’s largest forest zone earned

China Displeased Over US Actions Against Hardwood Plywood Products

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Tuesday [14 November 2017] expressed strong discontent over a U.S. trade remedy ruling against hardwood plywood products imported from China. Describing the action and ruling as “unreasonable,” the MOC urged the United States to implement the consensus reached between leaders of the two countries and properly manage differences through

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