Could China Stop Illegal Wildlife Trafficking?

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China has pledged to stop the process and sale of ivory and has called on the U.S. to follow suit. Could China stop wildlife trafficking?

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U.S., China Agree to Near-Complete Ban on Ivory Trading
http://news.discovery.com/animals/us-china-agree-to-near-complete-ban-on-ivory-trading-150925.htm
“United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping today announced a sweeping agreement to implement a near-complete ban on commercial ivory trading in their respective countries.”

China calls on US to follow its lead in eradicating ivory trade
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jun/09/china-us-eradicate-ivory-trade
“China has pledged to end the processing and sale of ivory, a move that – if fulfilled – would be a major victory in the battle to end the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants by poachers every year.”

Consumer Awareness of Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade’s Impact Grows Rapidly in China
http://www.wildaid.org/news/consumer-awareness-ivory-and-rhino-horn-trade%E2%80%99s-impact-grows-rapidly-china
“Chinese consumer awareness of the ivory and rhino horn trades devastating impact on African wildlife has grown rapidly over the past two years, the result of major public awareness campaigns by wildlife organizations and state media, according to two new reports from WildAid, the African Wildlife Foundation and Save the Elephants as part of their joint campaigns in China.”

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