On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the Canadian industry: whether China is threatening its timber exports in response to the adverse ruling made by the Canadian BC Supreme Court against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. According to the Canadian news outlet, The Globe and Mail, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian (in the photo above) said in Beijing on Tuesday that customs officials found longhorn beetles and bark beetles (two kinds of beetles that harm trees) on logs imported from Canada. China has notified ...
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