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Clock Ticking on China's Promise to Ban Ivory Trade

By Yuan Suwen and Teng Jingxuan
Nearly 662.5 kg of confiscated ivory and ivory products are displayed before being destroyed during a public anti-ivory-trading event at the Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on May 29, 2015. Photo: IC
Nearly 662.5 kg of confiscated ivory and ivory products are displayed before being destroyed during a public anti-ivory-trading event at the Beijing Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on May 29, 2015. Photo: IC

China may be buckling to pressure from legitimate ivory vendors by delaying the release of a timetable for phasing out the nation's ivory trade, a wildlife advocacy group said.

In June, government representatives said a timetable for an ivory trade phaseout would be completed by the end of 2016. They delivered the pledge during the eighth U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue meeting in Beijing.

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