China and Zambia are in a diplomatic clash over illegal copper mining

Jun 7, 2017 ... Zambian authorities have detained 31 Chinese citizens on suspicion of illegal copper mining, according to Chinese officials who have formally complained about ... According to Chinese press based in Zambia, the arrested Chinese were allowed to fly back to China (link in Chinese) yesterday afternoon.

Copper Rallies to Three-Year High as China Plant Halts Output ...

Dec 26, 2017 ... Copper in London surged to the highest in almost four years after China ordered its top producer to halt output to combat winter pollution, fueling a rally this year driven by optimism about demand and supply disruptions at mines. Jiangxi Copper Co. was told to cut production for at least a week before a new...

Chile projects higher copper prices on China's economic uptick ...

Jul 29, 2017 ... SANTIAGO, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Mining Minister Aurora Williams said on Friday the government was upgrading its price projections for copper in ... is due in part to the improved performance of China's economic indicators, which surpassed market forecasts," Williams said at a press conference.

Asia Copper Week 2018

The Center for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO) and China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) are pleased to invite you to the sixth annual Asia Copper ... ACW 2017 features four primary events: the Asia Copper Conference, China Copper Seminar, the CEO Summit and perhaps most importantly, the Asia...

China wants to buy more copper mines to secure its supply

Apr 6, 2016 ... “China is very short of copper resources,” Jerry Jiao, vice-president of China Minmetals, told the World Copper Conference in Santiago. “The only way to make stable supply of copper resources . . . going overseas is the only solution.” The world's largest mining companies are looking to shed assets as they...

CRU Group Events | World Copper Conference 2018

CRU's 17th World Copper Conference is the world premier copper conference and attracts over 500 delegates. Together with CESCO Week the event constitutes one of the most important gatherings in the mining industry. This CEO-level meeting boasts an impressive delegation of industry decision-makers and is the best...

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press ...

Jun 5, 2017 ... Q: I have a question about the 31 Chinese detained in Zambia for illegal mining. Do you have any updates since yesterday? A: Recently, 31 employees from Chinese-funded copper smelting enterprise have been indiscriminately arrested and detained by the police of the Cooperbelt Province of Zambia on...

Chinese-owned Peru copper mine starts commercial operations ...

Aug 18, 2016 ... CEO Andrew Michelmore said in a Wednesday press conference that this was a "pivotal year" for the company, with its main production shifting from zinc to copper with the closure of an Australian zinc mine and the start of copper operations in Peru. The Peruvian mine, acquired by the Chinese in 2014 from...

Is there still hope for China, Afghanistan's long-stalled US$3 billion ...

May 12, 2017 ... Afghanistan's top envoy still striving for a win-win to develop the copper mine a decade after billion-dollar deal was signed. ... Photo: Associated Press ... The project, jointly awarded to MCC and another state-owned Chinese company, Jiangxi Copper, in 2007, was the largest foreign investment deal in the...

Zambia Announces Deal to Sell Copper Mines - The New York Times

Dec 21, 1998 ... Deal to sell state-owned copper mines in Zambia is reached after two years of on-and-off negotiations; Anglo American Corporation of South Africa will take over ... The Associated Press said the deal includes an agreement to keep paying for the high-quality schools, hospitals and water systems that mining...

Brazil readies new copper mines as demand grows - Reuters

Apr 6, 2011 ... "Brazil could be a sort of a small China in the regionbecause of its steady growth and expansion of the middle classin coming years," Chilean miner Codelco's CEO Diego Hernandeztold Reuters during the CESCO/CRU copper conference in Chilethis week. In anticipation of continued demand growth,...

Copper: It's All About China and Trump - Barron's

Apr 5, 2017 ... China's economic growth rate stabilized, and even improved slightly. 2. The election of Donald Trump as President, and the promise of fiscal stimulus. 3. A strike at the Escondida mine in Chile which produces 5% of the world's copper. Copper prices have been falling in recent weeks as each of the rallying...

Toxic mine spill was only latest in long history of Chinese pollution ...

Apr 14, 2011 ... ChinaDialogue: A toxic spill in Fujian last year was just the latest in a line of environmental failures in the province, writes one of the winners in the 2011 China environmental press awards.

Copper Mail No. 156 – January 31, 2018 - Aurubis

Jan 31, 2018 ... Copper smelters worldwide were characterized by production disruptions, China tightened the conditions for the import of copper scrap with .... At the joint press conference for the associations representing the German construction industry at the beginning of 2018, the representatives appeared confident.

Monthly Environment Related News Analysis - Tibet Policy Institute

Feb 14, 2018 ... Yulong Copper Mine is reported to be the largest copper mine in China and the second largest mine in Asia. ... According to a press conference held inBeijing (10 March 2017) on the sidelines of the National People's Congress, Lobsang Gyaltsen, former chairman of Tibet and current Chairman of the...

Aynak copper mine - Brookings Institution

the investments made by Chinese firms to extract Afghanistan's vast mineral wealth, which is valued at about $1 trillion by the United States. Geological Survey and $3 trillion by Afghanistan's Minister of Mines." In. 2007, Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) and Jiangxi Copper Cor- poration (JCCL) agreed to make the...

The Taliban and China′s quest for Afghan copper | Asia| An in ...

Dec 2, 2016 ... Instead of attacking development projects, the Taliban now claim that they want to support and even protect foreign investments in Afghanistan. A Chinese copper mining project could be revived soon.

Copper gains on planned mine strike in Indonesia - MarketWatch

Apr 28, 2017 ... An unsurprising European Central Bank press conference did little to move the precious metal Thursday, the bank added. Looking ahead, economic data out of China and the U.S. including the May 5 release of nonfarm payrolls numbers were figuring in traders' planning for the coming week.

Press Statements by ZCCM-IH and KCM during a Joint press ...

Dec 21, 2016 ... Press Statements by ZCCM-IH and KCM during a Joint press briefing over the Default Judgment against the latter. ZCCM-IH Offices, Lusaka – Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) is one of Zambia's largest copper producers and one of the largest private sector employers in the country, with operations in four...

Regulating FDI in weak African states: a case study of Chinese ...

Nov 11, 2008 ... Regulating FDI in weak African states: a case study of Chinese copper mining in Zambia* - Volume 46 Issue 4 - Dan Haglund. ... 2005. 'Southern multinationals: a growing phenomenon', note prepared for FIAS conference 'Southern multinationals: a rising force in the world economy', 9–10.11.2005.

Mes Aynak - Wikipedia

Mes Aynak also called Mis Ainak or Mis-e-Ainak, is a site 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Kabul, Afghanistan, located in a barren region of Logar Province. Mes Aynak contains Afghanistan's largest copper deposit, as well as the remains of an ancient settlement with over 400 Buddha statues, stupas and a 40 ha (100 acres)...

Copper Miners Boost Production - Wealth Daily

Apr 9, 2013 ... Mining companies are putting a renewed focus on copper production as Chinese demand for the metal changes... ... Peter Beaven, president of base metals at BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP), informed at a press briefing last week that his company is exploring for copper only. John MacKenzie, copper division...

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International Copper Study Group (ICSG)

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Chambishi Metals | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Controversial Chinese Firm Given Another Copper Mine [Zambia]. Author: Kelvin Kachingwe, Inter Press Service News Agency. The desperate need to find an alternative investor for the closed Luanshya Copper Mines (joint venture International Mineral Resources, Bein Stein Group Resources) in Zambia's Copperbelt has...

Once Part of 'Trump Trade,' Copper Now Propelled Higher by China ...

Jul 26, 2017 ... Back then, strikes at mines and hopes that Mr. Trump would quickly push through an infrastructure plan had extended a rally that started in October. Around February, nervousness that a U.S. infrastructure package could take longer than expected and concerns over China and supply caused copper to start...

Aung San Suu Kyi mediates in Myanmar copper mine dispute

Dec 1, 2012 ... OPPOSITION leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging a negotiated resolution to protests over a military-backed copper mine in northwestern Myanmar. ... Chinese and Myanmar sides and meet Myanmar's laws and regulations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said during a regular press briefing in Beijing...

China 'blocks' Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit | News | Al ...

Dec 9, 2016 ... Rio Tinto, which operates vast copper and gold mines, has now suspended shipment to China of copper concentrate. ... "As for the Dalai Lama's visit to Mongolia, China has expressed its position many times," he said at the ministry's regular press briefing on Thursday, covered by the Reuters news agency.

Millions missing in loans from China to DRC copper mining project

Nov 13, 2017 ... The Democratic Republic of Congo's government failed to account for more than half a billion dollars of infrastructure loans received from Chinese institutions over a six-year period, according to the Carter Center. Sicomines, a Chinese-Congolese copper-mining venture, received $1.163bn in loans...

Regulator to approve acquisition of 13.3 percent of Siberian ...

Jun 12, 2016 ... China has been increasing its copper consumption over the last decade, and accounts for 45 percent of the global demand for copper. file0804 ... Company press release names the project as “one of the biggest in the mining industry of Russia” with total investment of about US$1.7 billion. The project is...

Letpadaung Copper Mine to Resume Operations - The Irrawaddy

Jul 26, 2013 ... “The mining project will start in the next two months,” he told reporters at a press conference in Naypyidaw, adding that the project would be a model for other foreign companies seeking to invest in the country. Burma's government and the Chinese-backed Wanbao Mining Ltd signed a new contract this...

Burmese police break up copper mine protest - BBC News

Nov 29, 2012 ... Police in Burma use water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest against a Chinese-backed copper mine in the north-west. ... by the Chinese and Myanmar [Burma] sides and meet Myanmar's laws and regulations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said during a regular press briefing in Beijing.

The State Council Information Office Holds a Press Conference on ...

Dec 2, 2015 ... The State Council Information Office Holds a Press Conference on China-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation ..... Besides, CNMC established the China economic and trade zone in Zambia to carry out comprehensive mining and processing of copper and cobalt, which significantly improves the added...

The Myth and Reality of Chinese Investors: A Case Study of Chinese ...

May 26, 2010 ... OCCASIONAL PAPER NO 62. The Myth and Reality of Chinese Investors: A Case Study of Chinese. Investment in Zambia's. Copper Industry. May 2010 .... Of all the Chinese mining companies operating in Zambia, Chambishi Copper Mine, owned by ..... Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999, p. 6.

China says 31 nationals detained in Zambia for illegal mining - EWN

Jun 6, 2017 ... BEIJING/LUSAKA – Zambia has detained 31 Chinese nationals for illegal mining in the African country's copper belt but has failed to provide strong proof of their crimes, a senior Chinese ... China, however, opposes “selective” law-enforcement actions against its citizens, she told a daily news briefing.

Press Briefing by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson | U.S. Embassy ...

Nov 9, 2017 ... THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 9, 2017. PRESS BRIEFING BY SECRETARY OF STATE REX TILLERSON. World China Hotel Beijing, China. 3:21 P.M. CST. It is a pleasure to be back in Beijing. As you know, this is the third stop of the President's lengthy trip. So we're kind of at...

Making Sense of Indonesia's Backflips Over Its Mining Rules

Feb 23, 2017 ... American mining giant Freeport-McMoRan, which owns and operates the huge Grasberg copper and gold mine, is in a standoff with the Indonesian ... In a twist, during the press conference Adkerson name-dropped Carl Icahn, a billionaire American investor and right-wing economic adviser to U.S....

Gold company defends handling of contamination - China Daily

Jul 14, 2010 ... Pollution from the Zijinshan Copper Mine contaminated the river, leading to the poisoning of up to 1,890 tons of fish. [China News Service] ... The spill happened on July 3, but the company did not announce the incident until a press briefing on Monday afternoon. "There has been no cover-up,...

China says regrets death in Myanmar mine protest | Daily Mail Online

Dec 24, 2014 ... China expressed regret on Wednesday after a woman protesting against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine in Myanmar was shot dead. The woman ... "We express concern and regret about the casualty," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying told a regular press conference.

You'll Be Fired if You Refuse - Human Rights Watch

Nov 4, 2011 ... Labor Abuses in Zambia's Chinese State-owned Copper Mines ...... During one brief interview with a Chinese corporate public relations officer from Sino. Metals, for example, the .... Africa (Pambazuka Press, 2007); Serge Michel and Michel Beuret, China Safari: On the Trail of Beijing's Expansion in Africa.

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