In Afghanistan, a planned Chinese mine at the site of the world’s second largest deposit of copper is threatening an ancient Buddhist settlement including the remains of a 100-acre monastery. Archeologists are currently...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 12, 2012
In Afghanistan, the world’s largest second largest copper deposit sits below a sacred Buddhist site, which contains more than 200 statues and a 100-acre monastery complex. The site is now in danger of being destroyed by...
by Josh Rudolph | May 18, 2012
By investing heavily in the reconstruction of Afghanistan, China has extended its political influence in the war-torn country, and secured some of the resources needed to fuel its own rapid development. In 2007, state-owned...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 14, 2010
AP reports on China’s efforts to tap the world’s second-largest copper mine, in Afghanistan, and thereby threaten an ancient Buddhist monastery: The mine is the centerpiece of China’s drive to invest in...
by Paulina Hartono | Jul 3, 2010
The Washington Post reports on China’s investment in Afghanistan: As the U.S. and its NATO allies fight to stabilize Afghanistan, China has expanded its economic footprint with several high-profile investments and...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 1, 2009
A Chinese mining deal in Afghanistan illuminates the complexities facing President Obama as he determines America’s course in the country. AP reports: At a former al-Qaida stronghold southeast of the Afghan capital, a...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 8, 2009
While much attention has focused on China’s exploitation of natural resources on the African continent, McClatchy reports that the country is turning to Afghanistan for its copper reserves, and is getting some unintended...
by Kate Zhao | Nov 21, 2007
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