An elephant walks through the bush at the Southern African Wildlife College on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Chinese government said in a statement released on Friday it will shut down its official ivory trade at the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants. Photo: AP

China vows to shut down ivory trade by end of 2017

Topic |   Ivory trade in Hong Kong and China

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An elephant walks through the bush at the Southern African Wildlife College on the edge of Kruger National Park in South Africa. The Chinese government said in a statement released on Friday it will shut down its official ivory trade at the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants. Photo: AP
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