The giant sea turtle weighed more than 200kg when it was caught by fishermen in southern China. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Slaughter of 200kg sea turtle in southern China exposed after gruesome photos appear on social media

The leatherback sea turtle is the world’s largest species of sea turtle but faces extinction in 10 to 20 years, mainland newspaper reports

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The giant sea turtle weighed more than 200kg when it was caught by fishermen in southern China. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.