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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong and China must close the door on import of illegal timber

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:10am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Wilson Lau calls on Hong Kong and the mainland to ban the import of illegal timber, especially as Chinese demand is exacerbating the problem Logging out Recently, a shipment of Madagascar's prized rosewood, bound for Hong Kong and worth nearly US$13 million, was impounded in Kenya. The cargo was declared as an ordinary timber species, but caught the suspicious eye of Kenyan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1558038/hong-kong-and-china-must-close-door-import-illegal-timber
  2. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    100-fold rise in seizures of illegal 'red gold' timber

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com HK$16m of endangered red sandalwood found last month alone as smugglers chase big profits 100-fold rise in seizures of illegal 'red gold' timber Hong Kong is facing a huge influx of illegal red sandalwood, with 26 tonnes of the timber worth about HK$40 million seized from smugglers last year- 100 times the amount seized in 2012. Early ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1544450/100-fold-rise-seizures-illegal-red-gold-timber
  3. News - World - CANADA

    At least 2 shot dead at Canada timber mill, suspect in custody

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:15pm by Associated Press in Vancouver

    ... Associated Press in Vancouver Former employee arrested and confirmed as the gunman in a fatal shooting at British Columbia sawmill, police say Police arrested a 47-year-old man accused of opening fire at a British Columbia lumber mill where he used to wor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1501564/least-2-shot-dead-canada-timber-mill-suspect-custody
  4. News - China

    Chinese netizens slam British newspaper's 'cultural intervention' over chopsticks article

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 01:45pm by Chris Luo

    ... and fork’” after it went viral on the Chinese blogosphere. The article, published on Wednesday, reported an appeal from a member of China’s parliament, Bo Guangxin, head of a state-owned timber firm, to reduce the use of disposable chopsticks to reduce timber wastage. The Telegraph article said “he even went so far as to suggest that restaurants offered metal knives and forks instead,” which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1191444/chinese-netizens-slam-british-newspapers-cultural-intervention-over
  5. News - China

    China at the centre of global illegal timber trade, NGO says

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:48pm by Reuters in Singapore

    ... Reuters in Singapore China’s insatiable appetite for timber is driving a growing illegal trade that is stripping forests in Africa and Asia and fuelling conflict, underscoring the urgency for Beijing to enact laws to crack down, an environmental group said on Thursday. China is the world’s top importer of illegal timber, with the trade worth about US$4 billion a year, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1093870/china-centre-global-illegal-timber-trade-ngo-says
  6. Timber player Minho eyes renewable energy

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 11:20am by Elaine Deng and Chan Chee Chiu

    ... Elaine Deng and Chan Chee Chiu Discovery Reports Putting high value on sustainability, timber products conglomerate Minho is venturing into green energy to support its kiln-drying operations. As one of the biggest providers of kiln drying services in Malaysia and the Asean region, Minho conserves energy through a steam generating turbine system to dry sawn timber. The company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1045953/timber-player-minho-eyes-renewable-energy
  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Singapore company uses DNA tests to fight global trade in illegal timber

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singaporean technology company can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of wood DNA detectives fight globaltrade in illegal timber Call it CSI: Singapore. Unlike ... in illegal timber now worth billions. They take wood samples into their lab and put them through DNA tests that can pinpoint the species and origin of a piece of timber. They also track timber ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1019454/singapore-company-uses-dna-tests-fight-global-trade-illegal-timber
  8. Shiver me timbers! This pirate can really write... and draw

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen The Windvale Sprites By Mackenzie Crook Published by Faber and Faber ISBN 978 0 571 24071 5 Mackenzie Crook is the latest actor to have a go at writing youth fiction, and it is an absolute pleasure to report that The Windvale Sprites is a wond ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/996567/shiver-me-timbers-pirate-can-really-write-and-draw
  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - HERITAGE

    Preserving what's left of Hong Kong's lost architecture

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 12:38am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... such as the iron balconies, tiled pitched roof, timber French doors and internal timber staircase- were retained, and were able to be preserved." This was also one of the first examples ... adhering to building codes that didn't even exist 100 years ago. "For example, the roof trusses are timber, but that wouldn't be acceptable today as it is a fire risk," says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1545630/preserving-whats-left-hong-kongs-lost-architecture

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