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Landslide Draws Attention to Toll of Mining on Tibet

Rescue work has resumed at the site of a disaster-struck mine near Lhasa after being suspended on Monday due to the risk of further landslides. The bodies of 59 of the 83 workers buried last Friday have now been recovered. China...

Peruvian Town May Move for Chinese Mine

While protesters appear to have staved off a planned copper plant in Shifang, Sichuan, a Chinese mining company plans to relocate an entire town which sits atop a major copper deposit in the mountains of Peru. Residents have...

Chinese Mongolians Protest Again, Herders Beaten

Reuters reports the outbreak of further unrest in Inner Mongolia, with herders beaten and detained after protesting they expansion of a lead mine. The New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center said the...

Mob Violence Leaves Nine Dead at China Mine

AFP reports on a violent incident at a mine in Yunnan: Police have arrested 10 people, including rival coal mine owners, after mob violence that left nine dead and 48 injured in southwest China, state media reported. The...

Two Die in Attack on Chinese-owned Mine in Peru

Reuters reports that two workers died and several disappeared in an armed attack on the controversial Chinese-owned Rio Blanco copper project in northern Peru: About 15 to 20 armed people invaded the mining camp on Sunday and...

China Green: Big Tree Country (Video)

China Green, a project of Asia Society, has produced another documentary about China’s environmental devastation: Da Shu Xian, or Big Tree Country, in remote Sichuan Province is the site of a large sulfur mine, which...

Government Plans to Find oil, Mineral Reserves

China’s hunger for energy has driven its exploration in Africa since last year. In the meantime China starts to dig its own land for oil and metal, from China Daily: The search is on for domestic reserves of key resources,...

Journal of a Strike – Laohu Miao (老虎庙)

Qipan Jing town is well known for its proven trove of more than 40 mineral resources, including 960 million tons of coal, 3.3 million tons of quartz stone, 5.2 million tons of iron, etc. Such resources have brought wealth to...

Chinese Mine Explosions Kill 53 – BBC

From BBC: Explosions in two coal mines at opposite ends of China have killed at least 53 workers and injured many more. A gas explosion on Saturday in Jixi, in Heilongjiang province
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