After the release of more than 160 Chinese nationals who were detained in Ghana for illegal gold mining, What’s on Weibo’s Manya Koetse identifies distorted expectations in Chinese–Ghanaian employment relations as an...
by Scott Greene | Jun 10, 2013
Ghana has released 124 of the Chinese gold miners it arrested for immigration violations, according to the Chinese embassy, with immigration authorities promising to release the remaining 45 detainees on Monday. From Mimi Lau of...
by Olivia Rosenman | Jun 7, 2013
The SCMP reports that family and friends of at least 160 workers who were arrested in Ghana on Wednesday are rallying the government to provide assistance in Shanglin county, Guangxi, home to two thirds of more than 50,000...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 29, 2010
Illegal mine owners are taking advantage of rising demand for gold, and surging prices, and exploiting the migrant workers who find work in the dangerous mines. From Bloomberg: Trade volume on the Shanghai Gold Exchange, set up...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 24, 2010
Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel visits the rural village Beiya, halfway...
by Sophia Cao | Feb 16, 2008
Last month, MarketWatch reported that China has produced 276 metric tons of gold in 2007. That represented just over one-tenth of the world’s supply. And China is now considered the world’s largest producer of gold....
by Sophia Cao | Jan 17, 2008
MarketWatch reports that China ranked the world’s largest gold producer last year, which pushes South Africa into second place: China produced 276 metric tons of gold last year, equal to about 9.7 million ounces, said London precious metals consultancy GFMS Ltd. in a report released Thursday. That’s up 12% from the year-ago and represented just […]
by Mo Ming | Jun 1, 2006
From Bloomberg News (link) China should use its foreign-currency reserves, the world’s largest, to buy gold and oil as a hedge to guard against the risk of a sudden drop in the U.S. dollar, said a member of the central bank’s advisory board. China has about 1 percent of its reserves in gold, compared with […]
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