China Opposes US Attempts to Use Pangolins to Damage Beijing's Reputation: Embassy
"China firmly opposes attempts to use the pangolin protection issue to damage China's reputation," Liu Pengyu said. "China has firmly fulfilled its obligations under CITES, actively promoted the implementation of the Convention, and severely cracked down on smuggling and illegal trade in pangolins, making significant contributions to strengthening global pangolin protection and curbing illegal trade."
"China has received several certificates of commendation from the Secretary-General of CITES, and its achievements should not be denigrated," Liu Pengyu pointed out. "China will further strengthen cooperation with the international community, take scientific and pragmatic actions, and play a bigger role in protecting endangered wild animals and plants, including pangolins."