Shanghai customs seizes endangered Burmese python leather erhu

280 views · Organized by 橘子猫 on 2022-08-18

On August 17, the reporter learned from Shanghai Customs that recently, the customs officers of Shanghai Pudong International Airport seized one erhu involving endangered Burmese python leather qin, drum and skin in the imported express. The declared product name of this batch of shipments is "Erhu", the skin of the drum has a snake skin pattern, and the surface of the skin is closely arranged with diamond-shaped scales, which is suspected to be made of python skin. After the identification of Shanghai Wildlife Identification Center, it was confirmed that the skin of the erhu drum is made of Burmese python (Python bivittatus) leather, and it is a species in Appendix II. of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (hereinafter referred to as CITES). Transfer to relevant departments for processing.

Shanghai Customs reminds: According to CITES and the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the Administration of Import and Export of Endangered Wildlife The species and their products in the certificate are prohibited from entering or leaving the country by trading, carrying, or mailing wild animals and plants and their products.

Shanghai customs seizes endangered Burmese python leather erhu

Involving musical instruments

Erhu (Pinyin: Erhu) originated in the Tang Dynasty, called "Xiqin", and has a history of more than a thousand years. It is a traditional Chinese stringed instrument. Erhu, or Erxian Huqin, also known as "Nanhu" and "Omzi", is one of the main bowed and stringed instruments (wiping strings) in the Chinese national musical instrument family.

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