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There’s a Lot More Discussion on WeChat About What Chinese Mining Companies Need to Do to Comply With DRC Law

The steadily rising pressure on Chinese mining companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo is prompting some very lively discussions on the Chinese social media network WeChat. The discussions focus on giving legal guidance on what Chinese companies need to do to better comply with local ...

Police Use Force to Disburse Anti-Chinese Protests in the Eastern DR Congo

Police fired tear gas on Monday to disperse hundreds of protestors demonstrating against a Chinese-owned gold mine in the small South Kivu town of Kitutu in the far eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu (map).  The demonstrators are ...

The Documentary at the Center of Mounting Congolese Frustration Towards Chinese Mining Companies

One of the key factors behind the recent escalation in tensions between local residents in the eastern DRC and Chinese mining companies can be attributed to the widely-seen investigative television report by Cameroonian journalist Alain Foka. The provocatively ...

China’s Most Aggressive Foreign Ministry Spokesman Delicately Brushes Back Criticisms of Chinese Mining Companies in the DRC

The DR Congo government's move to review some of the multi-billion Chinese mining contracts surfaced as a topic on Monday at the Foreign Ministry's regular press briefing in Beijing where the often outspoken, sharp-tongued spokesman Zhao Lijian delicately addressed the issue.

Pressure From the Government & IMF Mounting on Chinese Mining Companies in the DRC

DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi is again turning up the pressure on Chinese mining companies with his drive to re-evaluate mining contracts that were negotiated under his predecessor's tenure. During a Council of Ministers meeting on Friday, ...

Hichilema Calls For Mining Policy Review But Stays Mum on the Chinese

Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema (photo) called for a review of the country's mining policies on Friday in his first address to parliament since he assumed office last month. But for now, he's not proposing a Congolese-style review of foreign ...

China and the High Stakes Showdown in the DR Congo

Chinese mining bosses for years played the game as everyone else in the DR Congo. Money pretty much solved every problem. Need a permit? Pay some money. Get in trouble with the law? Pay some money. Under-counting cobalt reserves? Pay some money.

Video Appears of 9 Chinese Miners Arrested For Illegally Mining in Congo’s Far Eastern Ituri Province

The far eastern province of Ituri is emerging as one of the major hubs of illegal Chinese mining in the DR Congo where an unknown number of Chinese migrants and companies are operating without permits. A

Guinea Coup Leader Calls For Mines to Continue Operating, Chalco and Other Chinese Mining Firms Report No Disruptions

London metal traders will be keeping a close eye on the price of aluminum today after it moved higher on Monday following this weekend's coup in Guinea, one of the world's largest producers of bauxite -- a key aluminum ingredient.  Soon ...

Why What Happens in Guinea Matters to China

Guinea may be small and far away, but what happens there is critically important to metals manufacturers in China who depend on key ingredients from this West African country to produce huge quantities of aluminum and, eventually, steel. BAUXITE: China relies ...
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