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September 6, 2011

China aims to raise forest cover to 23 per cent by 2020

China aims to increase its forest cover to 40 million hectares over the next decade as part of its commitment to cut down its intensity of carbon emissions by 40 to 45 per cent per unit of GDP by 2020.

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Sep 1, 2011

PEFC approves China certification application

PEFC International has unanimously approved the application of the China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) to join the world's largest forest certification system.

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Villagers now warming to sustainable forestry

BEIJING - Like many women in Sancha, a village in the mountainous Huairou district where temperatures can reach as low as -12 C, 53-year-old Liu Xiuying is looking forward to an easier winter this year thanks to a grant that helped improve the energy efficiency of her rural suburban home.

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August 12th, 2011

China imports of BC lumber jump 97%

According to the latest import statistics from China Customs, Canadian lumber shipments to China (almost all from B.C.) increased by a whopping 97% in the first six months of 2011 over the same period in 2010.

BASELINE STUDY 1, CHINA: Overview of Forest Governance, Markets and Trade

As part of FLEGT Asia’s information collection role, a number of forest governance, markets and trade Baseline Studies have been carried out in the region. This study is done for China.

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Jul 24, 2011

The Rise of China’s ‘Paper Industry’ – APP Report Highlights the Increasing Global Prominence of China’s Paper Industry

The rapid development of China’s paper industries is highlighted in the latest edition of the ‘Paper Contract with China Report’ from APP-China.

The emergence of high-growth paper companies in the developing countries of Asia, and particularly in China, is redefining the global pulp and paper market, following years of investment in new technology and environmental innovation.

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July 18th, 2011

Impact of soaring Chinese demand for logs and lumber

China’s total wood demand is anticipated to keep growing from 250 million m3 in 2010 to 350 million m3 by 2015 (a conservative projected growth rate of 8% per year), possibly moving as high as 450 million m3 by 2020.

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Jul 17, 2011

B.C. lumber exports to China surpass exports to U.S. for first time

Trade figures show the value of softwood lumber exported to China has surpassed the U.S. for the first time, sending powerful signals about the importance of the Asia-Pacific markets for B.C.'s economy and job prospects.

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Jul 12, 2011

Metso-relocated newsprint machine starts up in China

CHINA, Jul 12, 2011 - The Metso-relocated newsprint machine, PM 1, of Guangdong Huatai Paper Co., Ltd. in Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province in China successfully started up on May 25, 2011.

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Jun 22, 2011

Exclusive: OneWest gains a ray of hope for Paulson in glum times

(Reuters) - John Paulson's roll of the dice on a lender that rose from the wreckage of the financial crisis is emerging as one of the few big winners for the hedge fund manager in what is shaping up as a downbeat year.


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by Dr. Radut