China to increase forest area by 40 mln hectares. It’s a good news?

Rainforest News: China aims to increase its total area of forest by 40 million hectares in the next decade, as compared with that in 2005, President Hu Jintao said at the APEC Meeting of Ministers Responsible for Forestry held Tuesday morning in Beijing. Is it a good news? Forest protection, without measures to convert the timber industry, resulted in increasing import from other countries: Indonesia, Gabon, Mozambico, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Island, Surinam and Guyana are now facing a massive......

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