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November 10, 2011

China s Hunger for Wood Raw Material Pushes Timber Prices Upward Increasing

Seattle, WA, October 20, 2010 -- Continued increases in demand for wood raw-material from sawmills, plywood plants and pulp mills in China has pushed domestic log prices upward and many Chinese companies are increasingly exploring the opportunities of importing more logs and wood chips to supplement the domestic fiber sources.

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Korea to plant millions of trees in China

CHANGWON ― Over the next five years, Korea will channel 3 billion won ($2.6 million) to plant millions of trees along the border areas of China and Mongolia to prevent the expansion of yellow dust storms here.

Toward that end, the Korea Forest Service (KFS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday with the two neighboring states on the sidelines of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) conference in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province.

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8 September 2011

Beijing Statement on Forests and Forestry--APEC

Beijing, China, September 7, 2011 - Recognizing the role of resource and energy constraints, climate change, loss of biological diversity, poverty, and food insecurity, APEC Ministers Responsible for Forestry released a statement to support green growth, sustainable forest management and rehabili

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Oct 11, 2011

ANDRITZ to Reconfigure and Upgrade a Softwood CTMP Line to One of China’s Biggest Hardwood Mechanical Pulping Lines

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been awarded an order by Xinxiang Xinya Group Co., Ltd. (Henan Xinhai Paper Co. Ltd.) to supply key equipment, a new automation system, and services for the upgrade of a softwood CTMP line which was transferred from Canada to China.

Start-up of the new line, reconfigured by ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER to one of China’s biggest hardwood mechanical pulping systems and based on the patented P-RC APMP technology, is scheduled for the end of 2012.

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Fuzzy forest framing favours fallacies

In a WORLDVIEW opinion piece in Nature (22 Sept 2011), Jianchu Xu argues that China’s new forests aren’t as green as they seem.

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October 7, 2011

Exports of logs and lumber from the US and Canada to China to reach record

Lumber shipments from Canada alone could reach 1.2 billion dollars this year. The North American share of log and lumber import volumes to China has increased from four percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2010.

International Conference on Multipurpose Forest Management under Changing Conditions

When: Nov 23 - 25, 2011

Where: Nanning, Guangxi, China

Organized By: Guangxi University & the Experimental Center of Tropical Forestry, CAF

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September 21, 2011

Forest carbon sinks usher development opportunities in China

In May, Jia Zhibang of the State Forestry Bureau said that China also hoping to increase the forest carbon sinks up to 416 million tons of Carbon by 2020.

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7 Sep 2011

1st APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry release Beijing Statement on Forests and Forestry

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China to increase forest coverage

BEIJING - President Hu Jintao on Tuesday laid out plans that would see China increase its forest coverage by nearly 10 percent over the next decade.


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by Dr. Radut