mineral resources

A Free Pass for China

After the WTO declared China’s rare-earth policies to be in violation of global trade rules...

China Plans New Antarctic Research Bases

China’s State Oceanic Administration announced plans for two new Antarctic research bases last week. The stations, due to be completed by 2015, will bring the number of Chinese installations on the continent to five. From...

Growing Unease at China’s Role in Africa

Heavy investment by China in Zimbabwe, recently reported in The Guardian, may now be derailed by reservations on the part of the Zimbabwean government. Finance Minister Tendai Biti is said to have been angered by China’s...

China’s $9bn Drive to Buy Africa’s Mineral Wealth

The Telegraph reports on a recent deal between China and the Democratic Republic of Congo that confirms China as Congo’s largest foreign investor and cements its control over more and more of Africa’s natural...



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