Chinese businesswoman Yang Fenglan, 69, was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday by a Tanzanian court. Photo: Reuters

Beijing backs jail term for Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan in Tanzania

  • Foreign ministry says China is ‘ready to work with the international community to protect wildlife and curb international trade’
  • Businesswoman was convicted of smuggling almost 2 tonnes of elephant tusks to Asia
Topic |   China Society

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Chinese businesswoman Yang Fenglan, 69, was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday by a Tanzanian court. Photo: Reuters
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.