It has had the opposite effect. It appears to have in fact stimulated demand by giving consumers the green light that ivory was ok to buy. Coupled with poor enforcement, corruption and fraudulent certifications a huge amount of illegal, newly poached ivory flooded into China and on to the market, some of it under the guise of Cites authorised stock. … [Read more...] about Can China’s ivory trade ban save elephants?
More protest at chinas illegal act in east sea
Settlements: Since 1967, Israel has built about 140 settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, as well as 121 outposts - settlements built without the government's authorisation. They have become home to some 600,000 Israeli Jews. Settlements are considered illegal by most of the international community, though Israel disputes this. Palestinians say all settlements must be removed for a Palestinian state to be viable. Mr Netanyahu has vowed not only to never to uproot any settlements but to bring them under Israeli sovereignty. … [Read more...] about Trump releases long-awaited Middle-East peace plan
Footage from the scene showed activists fleeing the spreading clouds of tear gas as police warned they would use further force if required. Tens of thousands of people are still massed along the main roads in the city center, though scores have reportedly left the area. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Protests: Police Attack Activists With Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas and Water Cannons
Japan is expecting to evacuate about 200 nationals on a chartered plane on Wednesday morning, with health workers on board to monitor passengers. The evacuees will be asked to look out for any symptoms of the new coronavirus for two weeks after their return. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Death toll climbs to 106 as China tightens measures
Li Bo along with his chef spent days buying ingredients and cooking enough food to fit into 200 boxes. He told the news outlet on 26 January that he was in the process of finding enough boxes to pack the food into, adding that the meals would eventually be delivered to medical staff in Wuhan's Xiehe Hospital. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Tales of solidarity from China’s virus-hit Wuhan