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Challenging Chinese Mining Contracts Isn’t About Politics, It’s About What’s Fair, Says DRC Finance Minister

Nicolas Kazadi, the Democratic Republic of Congo's finance minister, provided new details at the FT Commodities Global Summit about why the government is so determined to restructure Chinese mining contracts. Image via the Financial Times.

DR Congo Finance Minister Nicolas Kazadi pushed back against the narrative that Kinshasa is specifically targeting Chinese companies over unfair mining contracts.

The minister was adamant in his discussion with Financial Times correspondent Tom Wilson at the FT Commodities Global Summit that the heart of the issue is about fairness rather than politics.

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