about China's Ban on Ivory Trade
Amb. Cui Tiankai has received around 20 letters from students of primary schools in California and Massachusetts recently. In the letters, they applauded the efforts of China's government to ban the processing and trade in ivory products step by step.
On February 23, Amb. Cui wrote back to these students respectively. In the letters, Amb. Cui expressed appreciation for the students' enthusiasm on protecting wildlife and told them about what China has done in this field over the past years. He wrote: in China, it is public consensus that wildlife should be protected and illegal trade should be banned. In fact, China has been doing a lot more than just protecting the elephants. If you have a chance to visit China, you will find a lot of endangered animals well protected in their natural habitat: giant panda (as you all know), snub-nosed monkey, Tibetan antelope, red-crowned crane, Manchurian tiger, just to name a few. Amb. Cui encouraged the young people of the two countries to join hands and work together to create a better future for all the life on earth.
Amb. Cui also sent some gifts about wildlife conservation to the students along with the letters.