The Hong Kong Ivory Industry
James Chan: A controversial subject with a long history in Hong Kong. Chief Executive, Leung Chun Ying, announced plans to ban the domestic ivory trade during his 2016 Policy Address. CY said that the government “will kick-start legislative procedures as soon as possible to ban the import and export of elephant hunting trophies.”
Recent SCMP articles:
SCMP 29th June 2016 Destruction of Hong Kong’s 28-tonne stockpile of seized ivory is complete, officials say, as they eye total ban on the trade
SCMP 5th March 2016 Animal rights campaigners voice concerns as Chinese ivory dealers move online to beat tougher regulations
SCMP 28th January 2016 The illegal ivory trade: Hong Kong moves centre stage in seeking to beat the business
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying receives a petition from activists urging an end to the ivory trade in Hong Kong. Courtesy: SCMP Photo: Nora Tam
SCMP 16th July 2015 WWF set to back end to sale of ivory in Hong Kong
SCMP 5th January 2015 Ivory carver fears the destruction of ‘traditional Chinese culture’ by ‘attention-seeking lawmakers
Leung Lee-cheong crafts with ivory at his studio.Courtesy: SCMP Photo: Bruce Yan
- Wikipedia – The Ivory Trade worldwide
This article was first posted on 21st March 2016.
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