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Environmental Aspects of China’s Papermaking Fiber Supply

By Brian Stafford
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In recent years, China’s expanding pulp and paper sector has become a major influence on the global
forests and forest product markets. Since 1990, China has accounted for over 50 per cent the world’s overall growth in paper and paperboard production. To meet growing domestic demand, the
government is promoting a new industry based on large, high-tech mills which process wood pulp
into paper.