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Police Fire on Protesting Farmers in Yunnan

In the wake of Tibetan unrest, farmers from the Miao (or Hmong) ethnic minority group clashed with riot police over land they claim was illegally seized by a mining company leaving two dead, according to China Worker International. The protesters were trying to block construction of a tungsten mine by China’s second largest gold mining company, Zijin, on land forcibly seized

April 23, 2008 1:35 AM

China to Seal $9bn DR Congo Deal

BBC Video report: After decades of civil war, the Democratic Republic of Congo is about to sign an agreement with China who will provide $9 billion worth of investment in rebuilding infrastructure in exchange for the country’s natural resources, the largest deal of its kind in Africa. Due to be signed in Beijing in the next few days, it gives DR Congo $6bn of desperately needed

April 16, 2008 9:31 PM

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