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Tensions are Rising Between Chinese Mining Companies and Rural Communities in Zimbabwe

A June 2021 headline from the Daily Mirror newspaper in Zimbabwe that reflects the steadily escalating tensions between Chinese mining companies and rural local communities.

This year has seen steadily rising tensions between Chinese companies and local communities in rural Zimbabwe. These communities live in areas where Chinese firms have been expanding their granite, diamond, and other mining and construction activities. 

There’s been considerable coverage in recent months of the escalating conflicts between local residents and various Chinese mining companies, and they now seem to be entering a new, more contentious phase, according to a report in Bulawayo24.

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