"Last year, the world’s largest market for both legal and illegal ivory said it would shut down commercial sales within the country. But it did not set a timeline," write Karl Mathiesen and Naomi Larsson. "Ivory carving is designated as 'intangible cultural heritage' in China. The government wants to make the transition easy on those who make a living carving and selling ivory from existing legal stockpiles."
Book review: Bad-boy novelist Han Han’s essays about being a troublemaker in China before Xi Jinping came to power
"English-language readers will immediately see why Mr. Han has earned the respect of many Chinese reformers: He says what’s been deemed unsayable, targeting unscrupulous Communist Party leaders and complaining about censorship, status consciousness and abuse of power," writes Julian B. Gewirtz.
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