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Mining Tibet, Poisoning China

At The Asian Review of Books, the University of Sydney’s Kerry Brown reviews Gabriel Lafitte’s forthcoming book, Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World, available October 8th: A few...

Chinese Mine Threatens Afghan Buddhist Site

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...

Tibet’s Untouchable Environmental Challenges

Tibet’s environment is in jeopardy due to mining and hydropower operations, but despite increasing damage, many are afraid to speak up due to the sensitive nature of Tibet-related topics. Even for Southern Weekly, one of the...

Pandas Survive Quake, But Some Face Other Threats

Xinhua reports that the 61 giant pandas at the Bifengxia breeding center were not physically harmed by the 6.6Mw earthquake that struck Sichuan province on Saturday, killing 193 and injuring over 12,000: According to the video...

Tibet Landslide Rescue Work Suspended

Rescue efforts have been halted at a mine near Lhasa due to fears that fresh landslides might add to the toll from Friday’s disaster. 36 bodies have been recovered, and little hope remains of any survivors among the 83...

Mongolia: Before the Gold Rush

China’s hunger for raw materials has brought double-digit economic growth to its northern neighbor, the coal and mineral-rich republic of Mongolia. But an anti-Chinese nationalist backlash has arisen in response to the...

Mining Accident in Guizhou Kills 18

After one of the deadliest mine accidents in almost three years and another mining accident in Gansu resulting in 20 deaths, the Voice of America reports at least 18 people have died and 5 are missing in China’s most...

China’s Part in Afghanistan Mining Boom

A New York Times article on the rush for Afghanistan’s estimated trillion-dollar natural resources includes details of Chinese companies’ involvement. Already this summer, the China National Petroleum Corporation, in...

Chinese Manager Killed at Zambian Mine

One Chinese manager has been killed and two injured at a copper mine in Zambia where 11 local workers were shot in 2010. From The Wall Street Journal: Scores of irate coal miners on Saturday attacked their supervisors after...

Little Hu and the Mining of the Grasslands

As the 2012 leadership transition looms, The Economist profiles a man tipped to come out ahead in 2022: Hu Chunhua, whose current position as Party secretary of Inner Mongolia parallels Hu (no relation) Jintao’s equivalent...

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