Furniture made from Vietnamese rosewood on sale at a shop in Beijing. The richly hued hardwood is being illegally cut from Southeast Asian forests, then smuggled and turned into Chinese furniture. Photo: AP

Chinese consumers’ crazy rich demand for rosewood propels drive toward its extinction

Stronger international regulations are doing little to stop traffickers from illegal trade of the tropical hardwood

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Furniture made from Vietnamese rosewood on sale at a shop in Beijing. The richly hued hardwood is being illegally cut from Southeast Asian forests, then smuggled and turned into Chinese furniture. Photo: AP
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