Monthly Archives: July 2014

China bemoans its people’s behavior in Africa—including undergarment ivory smuggling (Tanzania)

By Lily Kuo, Quartz July 14, 2014 China is a major economic presence in Africa, injecting billions of dollars in trade and economic assistance to build out the continent’s infrastructure, but that doesn’t mean that Chinese companies are always on their best behavior. According to Lu Youqing, China’s ambassador to Tanzania, Chinese businesses are constantly […]

Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings

By Jonathan FowlerJuly 11, 2014 3:03 PM Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, global regulator CITES said on Friday. “There have been years without any real action on the ground when it comes to controlling the illegal ivory market,” said Oeystein Stoerkersen, […]