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This Picture Should Be Quite Worrying to Every Australian Politician

President of China Kingho Energy Group, Colin Ding and Sierra Leone President Dr Julius Maada Bio.

Colin Ding, president of the Chinese mining company Kingho Energy Group, paid a visit to the State House in Freetown on Tuesday to meet with President Julius Maada Bio about the company’s new port and rail lease agreements that will be used to ramp up iron ore exports from the West African country.

Ding flew into town on Monday, just a few days after parliament ratified the new lease agreements in an apparent sign of how eager both Kingho and China are to ramp up production at the Tonkolili iron ore mine that began in March.

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