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China to set date to close ivory factories

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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."
7 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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