Chinese diplomatic staff 'went on illegal ivory buying sprees'
Thursday November 6 2014
An elephant killed for ivory at Logorate, northern Kenya on September 24, 2013. It's alleged that Chinese diplomatic and military staff went on buying sprees for illegal ivory while on official visits to Tanzania. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Tanzania in 2013, members of his government and business delegation bought so much ivory that local prices doubled to $700 per kilogram, the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said in a report.