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HK court fines ivory trader US$1,000 for illegal trading as China cracks down

Activists call Beijing's ban, implemented at end-2017, a vital step towards reducing slaughter of elephants

Hong Kong

A HONG Kong court found an ivory trader guilty of illegal ivory possession and imposed a relatively light penalty of an HK$8,000 (S$1,366) fine on Tuesday, less than two weeks after China implemented a total ban on ivory sales.

China is the world's largest importer and...