A male Siberian tiger. China has reversed a 25-year-ban on the trade in and medical use of tiger bones. Photo: Handout

China reverses 25-year ban on trade and use of rhino horns and tiger bones, alarming conservationists

  • Beijing says scientific and medical uses for such materials are now permitted
  • World Wildlife Fund condemns move, saying it will ‘have devastating consequences globally’
Topic |   Conservation

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A male Siberian tiger. China has reversed a 25-year-ban on the trade in and medical use of tiger bones. Photo: Handout
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.