At TIME, Maya Rhodan looks at a new report from nonprofit Save the Elephants on China’s...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 8, 2014
China’s central role in the global black market in ivory and other wildlife products has...
by Natalie Ornell | Mar 11, 2014
The Economist explains why smuggling iron ore to China has become a popular activity for Mexican...
by cschultz | Feb 14, 2010
From Xinhua News: Despite the closure of Gaza travel and commercial crossings, Palestinian merchant Abu Hussam Huwaity, can still get shipments of high quality made-in-China goods and sell them for good prices in Gaza....
by Sophie Beach | Jun 13, 2007
Asia Sentinel tells the story of a Chinese “girl Friday” working for Russian smugglers in Shenzhen: Hello, I’m Amy Jiang. On the surface, I could be a poster woman for the face of modern China. I am a mostly successful 20-something, savvy English-fluent woman with international business experience as a buyer and translator. But the […]
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2007
As Chinese smuggling rings move into Africa, illegal imports of ivory are expanding rapidly, according to a new report from Traffic International. From AP: Worldwide, there are an average of 92 ivory seizures a month — or three a day, the report said. Thirty-two seizures of 1.1 tons or more of ivory were recorded from […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 25, 2005
From the Guardian: The forests of Zhangjiagang are horizontal: tens of thousands of felled, stripped trees lying on the quayside of China’s biggest timber port, far from their roots in Indonesia, Russia, South America and Africa. The trunks of pine, maple, merbau and zebra wood are dead, but this forest is growing. Every year, more […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods