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Chinese Nickel Miners in Indonesia Cut Output Amid Price Crash

Chinese-owned nickel mines in Indonesia are poised to cut output by at least 100,000 metric tons this year in a bid to boost prices of the precious metal used to manufacture batteries for electric vehicles. Chinese and other mining companies in Indonesia ...

Ghanaian Police Search for Attackers of Chinese-Owned Mine

A large manhunt is underway in central Ghana for at least 15 assailants who robbed a Chinese-owned mine on Friday night in the rural farming town of Akyem Kokoaso. At least five Chinese miners were shot during the assault, with three left ...

U.S. Tries Again to Secure China-Free Critical Resources Supply From the DR Congo

For the second time in two years, the United States signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo in a bid to secure reliable supplies of critical resources free of any Chinese entanglements. The U.S. on Monday announced it ...

U.S. Mining Start-Up Makes Huge Copper Discovery in Zambia

A California-based mining start-up, KoBold Metals, announced that it had discovered Zambia's largest copper deposit in a century. KoBold president Josh Goldman said on Monday the company's Mingomba mine in northern Zambia is poised to become one of the world's top ...

Details Of Revamped China-Congo Mining Deal Emerge

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi surprised many late last week with an announcement that the controversial Sicomines deal has been successfully renegotiated. Tshisekedi had made reworking the controversial resource-for-infrastructure deal with a Chinese consortium that included firms like Sinohydro and ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Nauru Officially Switched Diplomatic Allegiance From Taiwan to China

Indian naval forces are closely monitoring the movements of a Chinese research vessel operating in the Indian Ocean that is making its way towards the Maldives. Although these Chinese research ships are not officially designated as military vessels, the Indian government suspects the data they collect is used ...

Frantic Attempts to Rescue Seven Workers Trapped in Chinese Mine in Zambia

Zambian authorities are rushing to pump water and mud from a Chinese-owned mine in time to rescue five Zambian and two Chinese workers trapped underground. The workers were caught by an inrush of water on Monday at the Macrolink mine, about ...

U.S. Bill Targets China’s Critical Mineral Stake

U.S. senators introduced legislation that would make federal agencies regularly track critical mineral and rare earth deposits around the world and who controls them. The Critical Minerals Security Act of 2024 would highlight when a deposit is controlled by “a foreign ...

Zambian and Chinese Miners Trapped Underground

Seven miners, including five Zambians and two Chinese nationals, are reportedly stuck in Zambia’s Chinese-owned Macrolink Mine.  The mine is still under construction and hasn’t been commissioned yet. The miners are trapped 235 meters below the surface by rising water. One ...

Deadly Fire at Chinese-Owned Nickel Smelter in Indonesia Reveals Stubborn Pattern of Workers’ Safety’s Neglect

Photography by Mas Agung Wilis Yudha Baskoro & Muhammad Fadli I first saw the news of the big fire on Instagram. It was Christmas Eve, when social media was full of pictures of families getting together, tucked safely in the warmth ...
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