A large state-owned port company in southern China was responsible for extensive destruction of wetland mangroves and repeatedly ignored orders from local government to rectify it, the ecology and environment ministry has said.A port construction project in the Beibu Gulf in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, operated by Beibu Gulf Port Group, had killed almost 38,000 mangrove plants covering 257 mu (17 hectares, 42 acres) of shoreline as of May last year, the ministry said in a statement last…


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