Labourers moving logs at a timber market in Hefei, Anhui. Hong Kong is a popular transit point for both the legal and illegal timber trade, with many of the raw logs redirected to processing factories on the mainland. Photo: AFP

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

Wilson Lau calls on Hong Kong and the mainland to ban the import of illegal timber, especially as Chinese demand is exacerbating the problem

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Labourers moving logs at a timber market in Hefei, Anhui. Hong Kong is a popular transit point for both the legal and illegal timber trade, with many of the raw logs redirected to processing factories on the mainland. Photo: AFP
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