China Escalates Crackdown on Wildlife Trade

China Escalates Crackdown on Wildlife Trade

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, global calls have been intensifying to end the illegal wildlife trade and prohibit sales of live wild animals in markets. At the end of May, the highest echelon of China’s government announced it will strictly enforce recently revamped wildlife protection laws to protect national security. During the recently concluded National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting, Premier Li Keqiang reported there will be “severe punishment for illegal hunting and trading of wild animals.” In a follow-up meeting of the NPC’s Standing Committee, its chairman, Li Zhanshu, announced he will personally lead four teams of inspectors across eight provincial-level regions in China where wildlife trafficking is pervasive.

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Luca Concordia

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