November 18, 2014
China’s log production nearly doubles in 10 years
Up until 1998 the main focus of government policy was timber production in support of national economic development but 1998 saw catastrophic flooding blamed in part on deforestation so a new direction appeared in forest policy. The experience over the past ten years has led analysts in China to conclude that „ecological‟ forestry and the forest industry are mutually reinforcing. The rapid development of the forest products industry has not undermined the development of sound environmental policies for forestry in China. The result of China's six continuous forest inventories, expansion of ...
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