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November 1st, 2013

Key supply and demand trends in China

Key major supply/demand trends from Chinese presentations at the 3rd China/Global Timber & Wood Products Conference in Guangzhou, China on 16 September 2013 organized by WOOD MARKETS in conjunction with the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association include:

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December 28, 2012

Reforestation pilot in China earns carbon credits

A project that has reforested 3,000 hectares of previously barren land in China’s southwest Guangxi is issuing its first carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism.

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November 28th, 2012

China log imports - WOOD MARKETS has just released the third edition of The China Book

A new Five-Year Outlook shows no slowdown in wood products imports but China’s housing and economy will need additional government stimulus to get construction moving later in 2013.

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30 November 2012

China’s bloody timber trail

The world’s most precious trees are being rapidly logged into extinction in countries such as Cambodia and served up to Chinese consumers as “staggeringly” expensive ornate furniture with the complicity of Beijing, a comprehensive investigation into the trade has found.

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August 17th, 2012

China imports 15% less sawlogs

The slowing economy in China has reduced the importation of logs from New Zealand, Russia and the US by about 15% during the first six months of 2012.

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August 15th, 2012

FPAC urging Canada to deepen economic ties with China

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is urging the Canadian Government to follow through on the conclusion of the Canada-China Economic Complementarities Study which states that Canada and China should continue to strengthen their bilater

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July 13th, 2012

China engineers digital vs. print showdown

If China succeeds in achieving one of its goals in the current five-year plan, 80% of its more than 1.3 billion residents will read books or periodicals by 2015.

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Jul 13th 2012

Pricing nature's freebies

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China adds 60m hectares of forest area

China's total forest area has increased to 195 million hectares from 134 million hectares in 1992, marking a net gain of 60 million hectares within 20 years, the State Forestry Administration (SFA) said Monday.

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May 18, 2012

China, Korea, Japan Forestry Agreement is Great news for Environment says FRA

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated that the signing of a sustainable forestry agreement between China, the Republic of Korea and Japan is an "extremely positive move” in the fight against desertification and deforestation.


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by Dr. Radut