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...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 31, 2011
The Guardian reports and illustrates new data on global carbon emissions which shows China pulling further ahead of the US, almost offsetting the expected dip in emissions caused by the global recession. While US emissions fell...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 1, 2010
Villagers in a mountainous region of Peru are refusing to move from their land to make way for a Chinese mine. Bloomberg reports: Before Aluminum Corp. of China, known as Chinalco, can mine the more than $50 billion of copper...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 16, 2010
From the New York Times: In its worldwide quest for commodities, China has scoured South America for everything from Brazilian soybeans to Guyanese timber and Venezuelan oil. But long before it made any of those forays, China...
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 | Mar 22, 2009
The Los Angeles Times is the latest to report on China taking advantage of their cash flow to buy up natural resources around the world. They report from Peru on a copper mining project: The open-pit mine is expected to produce...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods