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January 18, 2012

New timber regulation to force companies away from business-as-usual practices

New regulations banning sale of illegal timber in consumer countries will force companies to move away from business-as-usual practices, part of a two-pronged approach to ensure the sustainability of supply for wood products.

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17 Nov 2011

China’s Appetite for Wood Takes a Heavy Toll on Forests

More than half of the timber now shipped globally is destined for China. But unscrupulous Chinese companies are importing huge amounts of illegally harvested wood, prompting conservation groups to step up boycotts against rapacious timber interests. by william laurance - 360.yale.edu

In Chinese folklore, a dragon symbolizes strength. It is an apt icon for a nation whose rise as an economic superpower has been nothing short of meteoric.

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November 1, 2011

China’s Pilot Transaction on Forestry Carbon Sequestration Officially Kicked Off

Approved by the State Forestry Administration (SFA), China’s pilot forestry carbon sequestration transaction officially kicked off on November 1st 2011 in Yiwu City of Zhejiang Province.

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23 November 2011

Old Growth Forests of Northeast China


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November 25th, 2011

Coast Tsimshian Resources signs contract to sell logs to Chinese company

Coast Tsimshian Resources has signed a contract to sell 150,000 cubic metres of logs to Fujian Hijong Wood Industry Co. Ltd. of Putian, China.

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Inner Mongolia reforestation makes progress

Joint efforts by South Korea and China to stop desertification in the Inner Mongolian desert have made headway, creating a large artificial forest, a local government said Monday.

The Forestry Department at China’s autonomous region of Inner Mongolia said an 8.7-square-kilometer forest in the Ulan Buh Desert was completed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency, a central development aid agency under the authority of the South Korean foreign ministry, and the Bayan Nur municipal government.

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10th November, 2011

Bamboo methodology opens for public comments

According to Panda Standard V1.0, the new methodology ”Forestation of degraded land using species including bamboo” will open for

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Oct.18, 2011

China spends 1.5 bln USD foreign funding in forestry by 2010

China has spent a total of 1.5 billion U.S. dollars of foreign loans and grants on its forestry sector by the end of last year since the country started international cooperation on forestry development in 1985, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) announced Tuesday.

The foreign funding, together with 8.7 billion yuan (about 1.37 billion U.S.dollars) of domestic funds, has helped develop a total of 5.82 million hectares of artificial afforestation and increased standing timber volume by 550 million cubic meters in China, said the SFA.

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October 31, 2011

Other sources of softwood logs for China

SEATTLE, WA, Okt. 31, 2011 (RISI) - Note to RISI readers who may feel that we are becoming the "All China -- All the Time" channel: I really did have another subject in mind for this Viewpoint, on South America, but then I received an interesting email from Lithuania and got a bit side-tracked.

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Nov 1, 2011

Stora Enso planning new mill in China

Nov 1, 2011 Stora Enso is planning to build a new integrated carton board mill in southern China. The investment will be larger than the total cost for Stora Enso’s and Arauco’s pulp mill project in Uruguay.


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