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...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 15, 2011
The Los Angeles Times reports the impending destruction of a 5th Century Buddhist monastery in Afghanistan to make way for a Chinese copper mine. “As an archaeologist, of course I’m worried about this,” said...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 30, 2011
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...
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 | Nov 2, 2009
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...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 20, 2009
Danwei points us to a report from China Radio International about a case in Shaanxi in which two local teachers were forced to suspend their classes in order to prevent relatives from petitioning against illegal mines in their...
by Morgan Figuers | Apr 3, 2008
Another Chinese bank is considering investing in South Africa. From IC Publications: A major, but unidentified Chinese bank is in talks to buy a stake in South Africa’s second-largest lender First National Bank, the...
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