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Japan: Chinese chopsticks nonforthcoming

The Japandit blogger notes that following a doubling in price last year of Chinese chopsticks, the Chinese government has now decided to block their export altogether in a move aimed at protecting China's forests.

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  • China’s not saving the forests for the forests’ sake. They’re trying to slow down massive erosion, with its agricultural and flood hazard costs. See here.

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