Monday, October 13, 2008

Suifenhe City

Suifenhe City or Sui-fen-ho City (Chinese: 绥芬河市, pinyin Suifēnhé Shì, is a city in Mudanjiang prefecture, Heilongjiang, China situated where the former Chinese Eastern Railway crosses the Russian border. It shares the name of the Suifenhe River.

The Environmental Investigation Agency conducted an investigation in February 2008, in the illegal logging of Russian wood, which was taking place in Suifenhe. The main supplier of the wood,Wal-Mart, has recently acknowledged that the practice in Suifenhe is illegal, under Russian law, and has committed to end all illegal sales of wood in six years.

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