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by Samuel Wade | May 27, 2014
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by Sophie Beach | Dec 6, 2011
The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts goes undercover at an auction in Beijing featuring tiger bone wine, despite the ban on sale of products from endangered animals: I decided to reveal that I was a journalist so I could ask the...
by Sophia Cao | Dec 24, 2007
From AP via Gardian Unlimited: Police were searching for the culprits behind the beheading and skinning of a rare Siberian tiger at a zoo in central China, state media reported yesterday….Tiger skins are sold on the black market in China, and tiger parts are used in traditional medicines. The conservation group WWF lists the Siberian […]
by Michael Zhao | Nov 5, 2007
Translated by CDT from Nanjing’s Weekend magazine: While Chinese are figuring out whether the photos by a farmer photographer of a South China tiger are real or not, China is not yet ready to announce that the species is extinct in the country even though some international organizations have said so. But the consensus seems […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 13, 2007
From AFP: A rare South China tiger has been spotted in the wild for the first time in decades, surprising researchers who feared the subspecies was extinct outside of captivity, state media said Friday. Experts have confirmed a photograph taken on October 3 by a farmer in Shaanxi province was of a young wild South […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 12, 2007
China banned trading in tiger parts since 1993, and Dr Brendan Moyle, “senior lecturer at Massey University,” says that one of the solutions to prevent extinction is to allow the farms to trade tigher parts, which can “make poaching unprofitable.” From Nzherald.co.nz: China needs to lift the ban on the sale of tiger parts if […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 12, 2007
At a CITIES conference, China proposed to re-legalize domestic trade of tiger parts from artificially-bred tigers. Conservationists fear that this would increase demand and encourage poaching. A decision will be made at the conference on Wednesday. From The Nation: Pressed by conservationists to shut down breeding farms housing some 5,000 tigers, China hinted Tuesday it […]
by Sophia Cao | May 10, 2007
From Beijing Newspeak: Calls from within China to lift the ban on the trade of tiger parts have been widely publicised over the last month. I didn’t get a chance to mention Xinhua’s recent story on the issue before going on holiday so I might as well do it now. The article featured a revealing […]
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- 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