A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

exclusive | China-Australia relations: how smuggled lobsters take ‘grey channels’ to Chinese plates via Hong Kong

  • Month-long investigation by the Post reveals how the once wiped-out smuggling of Australian rock lobsters has roared back following an unofficial Chinese ban
  • Authorities seizing boatloads of lobsters on both Hong Kong and mainland sides of the border. While some smugglers are caught, ‘they are always the minority’

Topic |   China-Australia relations
A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
A Post investigation reveals that large numbers of Australian rock lobsters are circumventing an unofficial mainland ban by passing through Hong Kong and being smuggled north. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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