Illegal logging in by Chinese in Myanmar

January 8th, 2015 | Posted by Michael Hermens

I just read an article online that Myanmar has arrested more than 100 foreigners who were involved in illegal logging near the Chinese border. The article did not mention that these foreigners were mainland Chinese but one can guess as much. The same happened a few months ago in Gabon were mainland Chinese were involved in illegal mining and logging. It is proven over and over again that many mainland Chinese will do anything to make a quick buck. The same is happening in our industry in China where some Chinese manufacturers will undercut prices by using illegal harvested and/or non-certified raw materials. It is about time that the international environmental agencies take a more pro-active approach to stop this practice.Illegal logs in Myanmar

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