MAC: Mines and Communities

Why China?

The world's most populated country has also become its most significant consumer of major metals and minerals.

However, when we started this special area of our website eight years ago, little was known outside China about its mineral-related policies or who implemented them. This was something we quickly tried to remedy. See:

It soon became clear that Chinese companies were making significant acquisitions overseas; something that raised numerous questions about their - and the regime's - intentions. So, in 2005, we began identifying some of these concerns. See:

Two years later, in 2007, we followed up with the exclusive posting of a major piece of research, "Extraction to Destruction", which you can access here:

As well as examining individual mining enterprises, we have also reported on the violation of human rights and environment both in China and in Tibet, and conditions for Chinese mineworkers at large.

MAC continues to add to this body of information; not least, articles which reflect a wide range of opinions about the future for Chinese mineral demand and mining practices, at home and abroad.

Almost every week, we hear of citizen and labour protests against specific extractive and other industrial projects. These are met with a range of official responses - both positive and repressive. And they elicit a variety of, often contradictory, policy statements, intended to allay the apprehensions and meet the demands of many millions of people.

One thing is sure: Chinese local communities, non-governmental organizations, trade unions and individual citizens are taking to the streets in increasing numbers, to make such demands.

Less certain is how central and regional authorities will deal with these over the coming months and years.


China has 610 articles

2021-06-21 Is Vale decarbonizing shipping?
2021-04-13 Coalmine accident traps 21 workers in China’s Xinjiang
2021-04-01 China-Australia dispute over Congo iron ore escalates
2021-01-30 Disaster shadows Chinese mining ventures in Southeast Asia
2021-01-04 Ottawa rejects bid by China’s Shandong Gold for TMAC Resources
2020-12-23 The end of coal?
2020-08-18 UN team calls for post-Covid-19 "revolution"
2020-08-04 How Rio Tinto out-manoeuvred the Aussies - for decades
2020-07-23 The Week Ending Essay: Subverting Scandinavia's Sami
2020-07-19 Rio Tinto boss: Corona Virus second wave is "inevitable"
2020-06-29 Chinese shooting of Zambian mineworkers triggers "re-evaluation" calls
2020-05-18 "Coal will never recover" - is this a valid post-Corona virus prediction?
2020-04-22 Molybdenum ore spill is China's biggest tailings leak in nearly 20 years
2020-03-13 The Weekend Essay: Has Bougainville a mine-free future?
2020-02-22 Is lithium about to win over the old polluters in cars?
2020-02-07 Corona, China, and Coal...
2020-02-05 Peru: Las Bambas copper mine stalled by community protests
2020-01-19 Australian rare earths producer to face Malaysian court case
2020-01-18 New mining-related protests threatened by angered citizens
2020-01-08 The world's top mining companies
2019-11-30 Was Bolivia's lithium the main trigger for Morales abdication?
2019-11-27 Indonesian Mining turns seas Red
2019-10-30 The Midweek Essays: Adani continues heedlessly on its appalling way
2019-10-10 Chinese workers battle against energy utility
2019-09-29 Rio Tinto's new emissions deal with China's Baowu Steel
2019-09-14 The Weekend Essay: Catastrophe faces the Arctic
2019-09-12 Kenyan coal investors appeal Lamu plant ruling
2019-09-01 Chinese nickel overflow threatens toxic disaster in Papua New Guinea
2019-08-27 India emits most sulphur dioxide worldwide
2019-08-23 Ghana bauxite pact with China must be rescinded
2019-08-19 Diamonds lose their Indian polish
2019-08-18 The Weekend Essay: Condescension and Climate
2019-08-02 Ecuador: Azuay province asks court for mining referendum
2019-07-23 DR Congo sends troops to intimidate and remove small miners
2019-07-05 Kenyan citizens stop coal-fired power station
2019-07-05 The Weekend Essay (1): Deep-sea mining threatens new industrial frontier
2019-05-31 Burma: Villagers arrested for protesting against cement plant
2019-05-28 South Africa: how a desert uranium mine got stopped
2019-05-11 Weekend Essay (2): Understanding and resolving the fundamental problems in China’s construction industry
2019-05-04 The Weekend Essay (2): Adani's Carmichael mine is unlikely to go ahead, and most people know it
2019-04-09 China: workers labour for solar energy, while their health suffers
2019-04-07 This Weekend Essay (2): Pulling materials from earth is our biggest threat
2019-04-05 HSBC's dirty money in Asia
2019-03-29 The Weekend Essay: A future without fossil fuels?
2019-03-25 Amnesty launches major campaign on lithium
2019-03-15 Bloomberg blasts Rio Tinto , BHP, and others
2019-02-27 Glencore to cap coal
2019-01-02 Black Waters -plumbed by a Prince of Darkness
2018-11-27 "Life on Mars" - Bauxite in Guinea
2018-11-21 Seabed mining rush feared in world's "most pristine wilderness area"
2018-10-25 China and India are curtailing millions of citizen' lives
2018-10-18 Guinea: Bauxite Mining Boom in Guinea Threatens Locals - HRW
2018-08-10 China reverses former plan to severely cut coal-fired power
2018-07-28 In peril: Southeast Asia’s environment and its defenders
2018-07-03 Chinalco halts Guangxi rare earth operations after environmental lapses
2018-02-24 South Africa hit by Ramaphosa's new liberalism
2018-02-13 US coal miners heading for unprecedented black lung future
2018-01-26 China zaps Trump, while promising blue skies!
2018-01-02 China’s role in Zimbabwe’s regime change says more about China than Zimbabwe
2017-11-07 Rio Tinto's take on the challenges of resource availability
2017-11-06 Adani's Carmichael coal project: will China get onboard?
2017-09-08 China's state owned companies on a "bumpy" merger road
2017-03-03 Sand mining: a global environmental crisis
2016-12-28 Tibetans in anguish as Chinese mines pollute their sacred grasslands
2016-12-16 Ecuador: Government declares state of emergency, sends troops to Chinese copper project in Amazonia
2016-12-03 74 die at China coal-fired power station construction site
2016-08-21 Major red mud pond burst reported in China
2016-08-18 China: Towns sink after coal mines close
2016-08-16 China: Thousands protest against nuclear waste project
2016-08-03 Coal: globally, pressures mount
2016-06-24 The World’s Disappearing Sand
2016-06-20 Coal: investment - and resistance
2016-04-29 Is coal now a zombie industry?
2016-03-15 China's million unkindest cuts
2016-02-03 Millions of Chinese metals and coal workers to lose their jobs
2015-12-18 COP21: Was it all mere hot air?
2015-12-09 COP 21: dead on arrival?
2015-11-28 Are we heading for another COP-out?
2015-11-10 An industry view on China's coal future ...
2015-11-03 Chinese environmental NGOs win court case over mining expansion
2015-11-02 Zimbabwe: Government excessively protective of mining sector
2015-08-16 Chinese chemical "holocast" at metals port
2015-08-14 Where is coal mining going in the coming years?
2015-08-07 Chinese coal workers left stranded
2015-07-20 Is China putting one over on the rest of the world?
2015-07-07 Coal still attracts billion of dollars in investment worldwide
2015-07-06 Lancing the boil of climate change
2015-06-21 Loaves and fishes: the Pope's appeal to the world
2015-06-14 A last gasp for coal?
2015-06-05 China pushing towards seabed mining
2015-04-27 European Parliament approves limited measures on conflict minerals
2015-03-22 Mining boom to bust ... who really benefits?
2015-03-09 London Calling wakes up to "Black Monday"
2015-02-27 London Calling on China's steel-clad Hebei Jeebies
2015-02-24 Chinese Coal-to-Liquids Plans Would Worsen Global Warming
2015-02-23 No valentine for coal!
2015-02-02 Zimbabwe's ruling party beds down with military and big business
2015-01-01 How Chinese farmers can reap more than they sow ...
2014-12-24 Philippines: The people of Mindanao speak out against mining
2014-12-16 King coal: a dead man walking
2014-11-26 The China Syndrome
2014-11-22 French Nuclear Giant Areva Says Future Is Uncertain, Prompting a Sell-Off
2014-10-08 Burma: Student Activist Falsely Accused in Letpadaung Kidnapping
2014-09-25 European companies able to reap rewards from deadly conflict mineral trade
2014-09-21 Pedra de Ferro - The Iron Stone (part 3)
2014-08-21 China: The tragedy of the village that built Kunshan Zhongrong
2014-07-28 Beijing struggles with coal-fired pollution
2014-07-05 Tibetan Women Beaten and Detained at Anti-Mine Rally
2014-05-27 Burma: Legal protests and kidnappings in mining struggles
2014-05-05 Tibetan Mine Protesters Detained in Palyul
2014-04-20 Rio Tinto and Glencore named as among world's biggest water users
2014-04-20 China set to elevate environment over development in new law
2014-04-06 China shuts down coal mines and battles pollution
2014-04-03 Chinese copper mine halts operations in Peru over pollution claim
2014-03-24 Tibetans protest land seizure linked to gold mining
2014-03-18 China 'declares war' on polluting industries
2014-03-03 London Calling the shots - on Aussie mines and China's streets
2014-01-26 Greenpeace: Don't Bet On Coal And Oil Growth
2014-01-18 China's water squeeze worsens as wetlands shrink 9 pct
2014-01-12 Australia is not the key to China's resource prison
2013-11-18 China's smog threatens health of global coal projects
2013-10-20 Longer term forecasts for coal positive ... or not
2013-09-16 China embarks on cutting industrial production, targeting polluters
2013-09-14 USA & China Bans New Coal Plants
2013-09-01 Tibetans protest Chinese mining in occupied territory
2013-09-01 Kazakhstan: The cost of being the world's No.1 uranium producer
2013-08-21 BHP Billiton faces US corruption probe
2013-07-29 Public trust crisis threatens China's nuclear power ambitions
2013-07-24 China's Shenhua drains groundwater for coal project
2013-06-19 Obama leaves climate-change fighting on shelf for now
2013-06-03 Thousands of Tibetans Protest Against Mine
2013-05-28 Chinese officials "walk the talk" at home and abroad
2013-05-21 Chinese protests mount as province suspends coal production
2013-05-07 Is Germany going brown?
2013-04-28 Miners are blind to China's new reality
2013-04-28 Six million Chinese workers are victims of pneumoconiosis
2013-04-22 London Calling sees the Grey Man Cometh
2013-04-22 Glencore clinches Xstrata take-over with Chinese copper deal
2013-04-09 Is China losing its battle against state-backed polluters?
2013-04-01 Tibet landslide buries 83 gold miners; China mine blast kills 28
2013-03-25 "Get on your bike!" urges London Calling
2013-03-05 Chinese coal miner deaths go down - by a third
2013-03-05 The Myth of China's Endless Coal Demand
2013-02-11 Smog worsens as China flags peak in coal usage
2013-02-04 Continued controversy around Burmese mining
2013-01-28 Greenpeace report: Coal projects' threat to the climate
2013-01-14 Mercury poisoning and the gold curse
2013-01-14 The future for rare earths - is the ocean the limit?
2013-01-07 Burma: More arrests as the old regime betrays its democratic mandate
2012-12-27 Coal Consumption Booms Amid Rising Climate Concerns
2012-12-27 Zambia: State to probe siphoned corporate taxes
2012-12-27 China: Study on premature deaths reveals health impact of PM2.5
2012-12-11 China: how can workers' rights be safeguarded?
2012-12-04 Chinese city publishes vital pollution data - are other reforms on the way?
2012-11-19 The elephant in all our rooms
2012-11-11 The Coming of a Perfect Arctic Storm
2012-10-23 Who's to blame for "blood diamond" regulation failure?
2012-10-23 Mongolian herders complain against Rio Tinto over Oyu Tolgoi mines
2012-10-16 Cleaning coal? It ain't gonna happen!
2012-10-16 Chinese workers will carry coals for Canada
2012-10-02 World Bank poised to back Rio Tinto's flawed Mongolian mining project
2012-09-24 The Canadian-Chinese cloud with a distinctly silver lining
2012-08-28 China to spend $372 billion on cutting energy use, pollution
2012-08-28 Tibetan shot dead in anti-mining protest in Markham
2012-08-21 Landslide deaths much higher than previously thought
2012-08-13 Rare-earth mining in China comes at a heavy cost for local villages
2012-08-06 China: Landslide hits iron ore mine in Xinyuan
2012-07-24 The strange case of a hedge fund and the mining company
2012-07-24 A black future for coal?
2012-07-17 A Gold Rush in the Abyss
2012-07-17 Mongolia: "Resource Nationalists" make June electoral gains
2012-07-11 China copper factory construction halted amid violent protests
2012-07-03 Zimbabwe: Chinese cream off US$200 million
2012-06-26 China Plans to "End Nomadic Life" claims US group
2012-06-26 Human rights organisations address Earth Summit leaders
2012-06-19 China's greenhouse emissions may be greater than previously thought
2012-06-05 The Chinese resource supercycle slows down
2012-05-22 Are China's "instant" buildings too good to be true?
2012-05-08 London Calling muses on the future of Mining's Giants
2012-05-08 China:CNMC Public Listing Needs Investor Vigilance
2012-04-11 Another wall in the BRICS?
2012-04-02 US and China take steps to reduce lead pollution
2012-03-27 Pollution the big barrier to freer trade in rare earths
2012-03-27 Fears of China: a summing-up
2012-03-20 China: Thousands protest coal-fired power plant
2012-02-07 Malaysia: Rare Earths proposal meets major opposition
2012-02-07 Is China's carbon tax proposal merely "political theatre"?
2012-01-16 Victims of Chinese mine disasters get compensation
2011-12-27 Anti-coal protesters in China targeted by riot police
2011-12-27 South Asia's most ambitious industrial project raises many fears
2011-12-20 Vale's mega vessel founders - as does world's biggest iron exporter
2011-12-20 China: Toxic Copper Mining Grips "Mother River"
2011-11-30 China claims "world's biggest carbon emissions cut"
2011-11-21 India: "devils" in the deep blue sea?
2011-11-14 Heavy Metals Pollute A Tenth Of China's Farmland-Report
2011-11-14 China: Yunnan gas-leak mine was 'illegal'
2011-11-14 Zambia: Workers detail abuse in Chinese-owned mines
2011-11-08 Trapped and killed in China's coal fields
2011-10-18 China slaps heavy new tax on coking coal, rare earths
2011-10-18 Unity is Strength: The Workers' Movement in China 2009-2011
2011-10-10 China's energy-saving campaign saves 150 mln tons of coal
2011-10-10 London Calling examines a "unique" global survey of the rich
2011-10-05 Ecuador: To consult (or not consult) the people
2011-09-26 US companies "poisoned" Chinese children and water
2011-09-19 Protests at Philippine mining conference
2011-09-12 Tibetan plateau threatened by "ecological destruction"
2011-09-12 Human bricks in China's walls
2011-09-12 Poisonous chromium is blighting 12 Chinese provinces
2011-08-30 BHP posts mining industry's biggest-ever profits
2011-08-23 Tibetan Mine Protesters Detained
2011-08-23 China is being wasted by its Dam disasters
2011-08-08 Nuclear: too hot to handle
2011-08-08 Outrage at Ivanhoe-Rio Tinto's dirty Burma deal
2011-08-08 Pacific island states get in on seabed minerals rush
2011-08-01 Contaminated River In China Sparks Panic Buying Of Water
2011-07-25 WTO Row Spotlights Nations Clamping Down On Resources
2011-07-18 Taiwan battery plant probed for lead poisoning
2011-07-18 Plans to strip mine the moon may soon be more than just science-fiction
2011-07-11 Zimbabwe "blood diamonds" slip through Watchdog's net
2011-07-11 Chinese Mongolians "beaten" for protesting mine pollution
2011-07-04 China's Inner Mongolia closes 200 non-coal mines in safety overhaul
2011-06-28 Cambodian Gold Rush Lures Foreign Giants
2011-06-20 Lead Poisoning in China: The Hidden Scourge
2011-06-13 Inner Mongolia's Deadly Coal Drive
2011-06-07 Climate Change is driven by Coal - IAE
2011-06-07 All roads lead back to China
2011-06-07 Lead strikes again in China
2011-05-30 Thumbs up - and down - for global coal
2011-05-17 US$4.6 million fine upheld against Zijin over poisoning
2011-05-10 London Calling sees Rio Tinto take it on the Chinalco
2011-05-10 China's iron will alone is not enough
2011-05-10 Chinese coal mine cover-up
2011-04-12 What's China been up to in the mining world?
2011-04-04 Chinese Overseas Investments, 2006-2010
2011-03-28 Miners go for gold - but investors shun the glittering prizes
2011-03-28 Canadian companies are ignoring human rights issues overseas
2011-03-22 Zijin Mining to face court case on tailings dam accident
2011-03-14 Deadly materials - the urgent need for control
2011-03-08 China Minister Warns Pollution, Waste, Imperil Growth
2011-03-01 China Plans To Rein In Heavy Metal Pollution
2011-02-21 They're not rare and they're not earths - and the scenario is set to change
2011-02-07 London Calling deplores the Human Rights Watch 2010 Report
2011-01-31 China: a state of "tailings disaster"
2011-01-31 Bound to Iron: China's next five years
2011-01-10 As storm clouds break, London Calling gets biblical
2011-01-10 Shanghai Pushing Gold to $1,600 Thwarts Fight to Shut Mines
2010-12-21 Hansen finds US presents greatest wall to halting global warming
2010-12-21 How many Chinese lives is a Westerner's worth?
2010-12-06 China's coal industry urgently requires reform
2010-11-16 China "leads the world" on clean energy policy
2010-11-01 China's environmental policy hits coking coal supply
2010-11-01 Canadian Treasure Hunt in Tibet Triggers Protest
2010-10-18 Deaths in China coal mine accident
2010-10-18 Many mining deaths go unrecorded: ICEM
2010-10-18 Zijin Mining fined $1.4m for July gold mine spill
2010-09-27 China's Zijin causes yet more pollution
2010-09-14 Chinese company says it's saving coal by recycling copper scrap
2010-09-05 Tibetan mining protestors "killed and wounded" by police
2010-08-30 Dark Materials: the consequences of clinging to coal
2010-08-30 Chinese scientist sceptical about carbon capture
2010-08-30 In north China, corruption rules the coal mines
2010-08-16 Mining "accidents" may be increasing
2010-08-08 China's largest stainless steel maker invests in Myanmar nickel mine
2010-08-08 Police Detain Zijin Mining Official as 'Suspect' in Probe of Toxic Spill
2010-08-02 Lead poisoning strikes 84 Chinese children in Yunnan
2010-07-24 Massey mine workers disabled safety monitor
2010-07-17 China: pollution and protests increase
2010-07-17 More lead poisoning and slave labour reported from China
2010-07-17 South African coal-fired plant bids for "clean development" grants
2010-07-09 Deep-sea mining adds to fears of marine pollution
2010-06-26 Colombia: 73 workers die in Coal Mine Blast
2010-06-26 Mongolia's mineral extraction dilemma intensifies
2010-06-19 Nickel: A breakthrough in China, another blow for Sudbury
2010-05-29 Chinese government official criticizes country's coal mine safety record
2010-05-29 Police open fire at Tibetans protesting cement factory pollution
2010-05-20 BHP's 'tea money' missing in Cambodia
2010-05-01 Mongolian NGOs appeal to UN over Oyu Tolgoi
2010-04-24 Squeaky - but far from clean
2010-04-08 Blood on the Coal: a special feature
2010-04-08 Shanxi coal disaster
2010-03-24 Blood and Iron: Rio Tinto heads to the top
2010-03-10 Global Climate Battle Plays Out In World Bank
2010-03-02 Toxic e-wastes burden headed for dramatic rise
2010-02-23 DR Congo's missing millions
2010-02-23 Norway plans major domestic "cleanups" - but still maintains investments in coal
2010-02-23 Asia Inhales While the West Bans the Deadly Carcinogen
2010-02-15 Gemstones: A rough cut
2010-02-15 China: Work safety gaps suffocate miners
2010-02-07 Climate change debate must radically shift, says campaigner
2010-01-19 Could spate of mine takeovers signal a bright new mining year?
2010-01-11 Mentally disabled murdered in China's coal mines
2010-01-11 China-Australia investment ties seen improving in 2010
2009-12-06 Mining executives see coal slowly rebounding
2009-12-05 Coal is burning up the world, say UK scientists
2009-11-30 Over 100 coal miners die in China blast
2009-11-23 Afghan minister accused of massive bribery over Chinese mine
2009-11-16 Miner against The Wall in China
2009-11-09 China's carbon capture project raises many doubts
2009-11-02 "Come to Canada!"- mining executive urges Chinese
2009-11-02 London Calling revisits Goldilocks - without the bears
2009-11-02 China undertakes to increase recycling of metals
2009-11-02 Uranium - the Sino-Aussie link
2009-11-02 Ironing out the price: China collaborates with Ukraine
2009-10-26 London Calling applauds a Hunt for market truths
2009-10-19 Suffer the children - yet again
2009-10-13 Lift collapse kills at least 26 Chinese miners
2009-10-13 Cutting back dirty Chinese metals output may actually increase it: analyst
2009-10-05 Dusts of Death: Asian Activists Gather to Fight Workplace Illnesses
2009-09-22 China: For whom the bell tolls
2009-09-22 Media menaced by companies and governments - report
2009-09-14 Explosion at China mine kills dozens
2009-09-14 Killing children: is China addressing its lead poisoning scandals?
2009-09-01 Bargaining in Beijing
2009-08-25 Burma: Asian "investors" baulk sanctions at will
2009-08-25 Chinese parents outraged at lead poisoning of their children
2009-08-25 DRC eases off on China investment
2009-08-25 London Calling asks whether Rio Tinto will be lost (or saved?) at sea
2009-08-10 Port lead disaster gets cosmetic response
2009-08-10 New TVs threaten crisis for developing countries
2009-08-10 Painted into a deadly corner: lead's global curse
2009-07-20 The Chinese are coming - but perhaps not where you might expect
2009-07-20 China's explosive situation
2009-07-20 London Calling raises some awkward questions about Chinese arrests
2009-07-16 New report exposes China's Labour attrition
2009-07-16 London Calling investigates some capital "land grab" connections
2009-07-07 Fires in the Iron
2009-07-07 London Calling hunts for the truth about copper
2009-07-07 China's coal mining causes birth defects, says Beijing professor
2009-06-16 Selling iron to China: a killing in more senses than one
2009-06-08 Seventy four missing in China landslide
2009-06-02 Brazil beds down with Africa in ocean minerals' quest
2009-06-02 A new mining era for Mongolia?
2009-06-02 Why is China buying metals it doesn't need?
2009-05-27 World hunger: is potash the solution or part of the problem?
2009-05-27 China forays further into Chile and Canada
2009-05-27 Stand-off at Tibet gold mine
2009-05-18 China: world's most dangerous mines claim further victims
2009-05-11 China: wheeling and dealing in Australia
2009-05-05 A mixed bag of coal-related "policies"
2009-05-05 EXCLUSIVE: How coal may produce energy without being mined
2009-05-05 Bedding-down with the black stuff
2009-04-27 Mining company blames farmers for risking gobal food supplies
2009-04-20 5,000 clash with police in China: rights group
2009-04-06 Vietnam bauxite plan opens pit of concern
2009-04-06 China picks Molybdenum from hydropower projects in Burma
2009-03-16 Advancing China Fair? New perspectives on world's biggest mining deal
2009-03-16 China plans more coal output despite link to birth defects
2009-03-11 China: Tongling sets out to control more assets overseas
2009-02-23 New Chinese coal mine disaster is worst since 2007
2009-02-10 China' s prospects
2009-02-10 Is China the only game in town?
2009-02-02 Mining recession's human costs
2009-01-26 Can gold survive?
2009-01-26 Tungsten – terror and toxicity
2009-01-19 Is this the end of mining as we know it?
2009-01-13 Chinese links to Burma's disastrous mining
2008-12-30 Chinese farmers battle against corruption and intimidation in pursuit of coal
2008-12-22 New coal process is greater global danger than oil, scientist warn
2008-12-22 China's MCC studying copper projects in Latin America
2008-12-15 New coal folly for India?
2008-12-15 Will Rio Tinto ever learn?
2008-12-02 London Calling scratches the copper bottom
2008-11-24 Giant Mines Scramble to Cut Output
2008-11-24 Peru: China bank agrees $2 bln mine loan to Chinalco - Banco chino financiará proyecto Toromocho de Chinalco en Perú
2008-11-17 Brazilian Dev't Bank approves $645 mln in financing for mining giant
2008-11-10 Credit crisis in Peru provides opportunities for necessary change - La crisis financiera y el sector minero en el Perú
2008-11-10 Money miasma means mixed messages
2008-11-10 Diamonds may not be forever - what about coal, gold, copper and nickel?
2008-11-10 China in a bear shop
2008-11-10 Hidden Cost Of China's Coal Is $250 Bln – Survey
2008-10-27 China: more mine disasters, more inspections and indictments
2008-10-27 The Chinalco dilemma
2008-10-27 London Calling: What the heck is going on?- Que esta pasando?
2008-10-21 US ban on Burma gems needs tightening
2008-10-07 Protected? Not in Indonesia!
2008-10-07 Burma's mining is "built on suffering"
2008-10-07 London Calling on Rio Tinto's chastity
2008-09-29 The attrition behind China's economic "miracle"
2008-09-29 Guyana poised for dubious Chinese deal
2008-09-29 Death toll from China mining mudslide climbs to 254 - Alud en mina sego al menos 254 vidas
2008-09-29 Will China and Chile clasp iron hands?
2008-09-29 Chinese iron ore demand slacking
2008-09-16 Chinalco sets up unit to explore minerals in Tibet
2008-09-16 China mine landslide kills 151 - many more feared dead / Mínima esperanza de encontrar supervivientes bajo el lodo en China
2008-08-25 China advances workers' rights
2008-08-25 Billion dollar nickel mine in Burma to go ahead
2008-08-11 Jaded appetites bring death while Thai NGOs demand Olympic-focussed
2008-08-11 Briton bets on Tibet
2008-08-11 Tata buy in China
2008-08-11 Quiborax in Chile and Bolivia - Quiborax, la favorecida por Pinochet, en Chile y Bolivia
2008-08-11 Coal burned in China means bad air in north America
2008-08-04 Indonesia's KPC denies operating in forest areas
2008-08-04 China moves on Burma and rescues foundering Kenya project
2008-07-28 REVIEW: Dark Underbelly of Mining
2008-07-28 Bloomberg blasts Chinese overseas mining
2008-07-28 Nickel unplugged? - Niquel se desploma 6 pct
2008-07-28 After quake, China leans on grieving parents to buy their silence
2008-07-28 Vedanta, Tata and others vie for "dirty" coal in India
2008-07-20 Supply crunch: Brazil ban on asbestos to hit firms in India
2008-07-14 China in domestic cleft stick, while foreign acquisitions boom
2008-04-20 Beijing: Out goes pollution - then in it comes again!
2008-04-20 China bosses jailed for mine flood that killed 172 people
2008-02-04 China update
2008-02-03 London: Calling the Shots
2008-02-01 China Update
2008-01-26 China: the Illusion of conservation
2008-01-25 London Calling muses on the latest bout of mining's merger mania
2008-01-23 "Epic" covert subsidies alleged, as EU caves in to iron and steel
2008-01-21 Following coal mine disaster, Mittal comes under investors' fire
2008-01-18 China Update
2008-01-16 India's debt to China is more than monetary
2008-01-08 Toronto plays key role in recent Chinese mning deals
2008-01-05 China update
2007-12-22 Extraction to Destruction? Chinese policy and practise in mining & metals
2007-12-20 Asia's poor being sacrificed on altar of "development", say reports
2007-12-14 Chinese Chequers
2007-12-08 London Calling on the biggest merger of them all
2007-12-07 Chinese, B.C. miner reach a deal
2007-11-30 China going big - while still going small
2007-11-28 Coal's dirtiest year: 2006
2007-11-27 Rubies in the dust: can a Burma boycott work?
2007-11-16 China update: coal
2007-11-11 China buys into Rio Tinto
2007-11-08 China plans huge new coal groups, as it leads world consumption
2007-10-25 The myth of uranium's "magic bullet"
2007-10-23 Africa update: huge new investments, no change for the better
2007-10-23 China's iron-clad conundrum
2007-10-22 China Update
2007-10-11 China special: CLB report on public interest legislation
2007-10-10 The Great Steal
2007-09-28 China update
2007-08-31 Indonesia update
2007-08-30 The deadly arsenic "time bomb"
2007-08-30 China update
2007-08-24 China update
2007-08-18 Unnatural deaths: a seemingly endless, bitter, round
2007-08-14 Black stuff and nonsense
2007-08-04 London Calling
2007-07-25 China Update
2007-07-18 Is HIV a time bomb under the mining industry?
2007-07-17 China Update
2007-07-14 China update
2007-07-11 China ends uranium prospecting in Niger after rebel threats
2007-06-29 China update
2007-06-29 Burma update
2007-06-22 China Update
2007-06-15 China update
2007-06-11 Tibet update
2007-06-08 US Update
2007-06-06 China update
2007-06-01 China update
2007-05-28 China Update
2007-05-18 China Update
2007-05-17 India update
2007-05-10 Emissions and Omissions
2007-05-10 China update
2007-05-04 China update
2007-05-03 Vedanta increases its iron grip
2007-04-20 China Update
2007-04-18 Africa Update
2007-04-13 China update
2007-04-07 China Update
2007-03-23 China Update
2007-03-22 Stop Mining Tibet Day of Action - March 22 2007
2007-03-18 It ain't no tea party: London Calling on Tata's European entwinement
2007-03-13 Africa update
2007-03-09 China Update
2007-03-09 Indonesia update
2007-03-09 South Asia Update
2007-03-02 China update
2007-02-23 China update
2007-02-18 South Asia update
2007-02-17 Philippines update
2007-02-16 China Update
2007-02-07 China update
2007-02-05 Demand for Ramu review
2007-02-02 China Update
2007-01-29 China Update
2007-01-11 China Update
2007-01-04 Africa Update
2006-12-30 China Update
2006-12-07 China Update
2006-12-04 Indigenous World Uranium Summit Honors Nuclear Free Heroes
2006-12-01 China Update
2006-11-15 China Update
2006-10-21 The world's worst places
2006-10-20 China Update
2006-10-13 South Asia Update
2006-10-09 It's the mining, stupid!
2006-09-29 China Update
2006-09-27 Zambia president orders crackdown on mine investors
2006-09-21 ToxiCities
2006-09-20 Public is Key to Solving China Pollution Woes - Expert
2006-09-10 China Update
2006-09-09 India Update
2006-09-08 Bangla Nagar: the backlash
2006-09-08 China to fund iron ore mining in Gabon
2006-09-01 China Update
2006-08-25 Stripping Aotearoa tonne by tonne
2006-08-17 China Update
2006-08-16 Bougainville update: notorious "bad actor enters the controversy
2006-08-11 China Update
2006-08-05 China Update
2006-07-29 China Update
2006-07-23 Iron in the Indian soul
2006-07-20 China Update
2006-07-18 China Update
2006-07-07 China Update
2006-07-05 China Update
2006-07-01 Burma Update
2006-06-30 China Update
2006-06-22 China Update
2006-06-16 China Update
2006-06-10 India Update
2006-06-10 In a nuclear fix
2006-06-06 Uranium update: more slices of the yellowcake
2006-06-06 China Update
2006-06-05 Saying no to dumping toxic wastes
2006-05-30 China Update
2006-05-25 China Update
2006-05-18 London Calling: Not seeing the wood for the fees
2006-05-18 It's coal out there!
2006-05-13 China Update
2006-05-12 LONDON CALLING on a new hazard, an old mine, obscene pay - and a Chinese takeaway
2006-05-12 China Update
2006-05-11 Climate Change Update
2006-05-06 Ozzie Uprising
2006-05-04 Anglo American's "gaps year" - and plenty of them!
2006-05-01 China Update
2006-04-28 China Update
2006-04-22 Aborigines in asbestos cases blitz
2006-04-21 China Update
2006-04-15 China Update
2006-04-08 China Update
2006-03-24 South going South
2006-03-22 China Update
2006-03-14 China Update
2006-03-11 Burma Update
2006-03-10 Mines, money, and partnerships
2006-03-08 China Update
2006-03-02 China Update
2006-02-23 London Calling squeezes further - with "Extracting Intellects", Part Two
2006-02-23 China Update
2006-02-15 China Update: February 2006
2006-02-14 The short working life of Deng Wenping
2006-01-27 China grasps for green
2006-01-19 China Update
2006-01-18 Africa's No-Win on Uranium
2006-01-15 China Update: January 2006
2006-01-11 China Update
2006-01-07 China and US coal disasters
2005-12-30 India Update
2005-12-22 Toxic slick heads for South China
2005-12-10 India Update
2005-12-09 China further opens up its minerals sector as protests escalate
2005-11-30 BHP Billiton faces shareholder concern
2005-11-30 Rapu Rapu cyanide spill threatens to derail government promotion of mining
2005-11-29 CHINA: more disasters, more crackdowns
2005-11-22 China Closes Nearly 2,000 Mines
2005-11-15 Hidden Dangers of Coal
2005-11-07 Update on Mining in China
2005-10-26 Updates on mining in China
2005-10-24 High-Tech Toxic Trash Exported to Africa
2005-10-18 London Calling - October 18 2005
2005-10-12 Zambia's miners paying the price
2005-09-06 India mining updates
2005-09-05 China's Mining Tragedies
2005-08-29 An iron grip descends on India
2005-08-17 American Electronic Waste Contaminates China and India
2005-08-12 Burma Roads - updates on mining in Burma
2005-07-21 Peru miners feel oppressed by China's Shougang
2005-07-13 The price miners continue to pay - in Zambia, China and Burma
2005-05-27 London Calling - May 29 2005
2005-03-05 Canadian Ex-Prime Minister influence peddling for Canadian firms
2005-02-15 China Mine Accident Kills More Than 200
2005-02-07 Xstrata plays the spoilt brat
2005-01-13 China contradictions
2005-01-02 China update: is "growth" with safety a chimera?
2004-12-10 The toll from China's demand for Coal
2004-11-13 Coal mining: Most deadly job in China
2004-10-23 Chinese companies advance across the globe
2004-10-09 Coal Mining and arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh
2004-09-22 Further asbestos updates
2004-08-23 London Calling - August 23 2004
2004-07-23 Mainland miner gets Myanmar approval
2004-07-15 Hundreds Head to Beijing to Protest Mass Suicide Bid Detentions
2004-06-10 Orchid goes to Tibet
2004-06-03 Recent expansions in global aluminium
2004-04-30 EFIC defends the indefensible
2004-04-15 Nuclear power project in India is "anti-people"
2004-03-22 For All the TNCs in China - A London Calling special - March 22 2004
2004-02-26 London Calling - February 26 2004
2004-02-24 China executes ex-party boss for tin mine disaster
2004-01-30 The Diverging Worlds of Human Rights and the Environment
2003-11-30 London Calling - November 30 2003
2003-11-14 Burma regime's mine products lead in export
2003-11-11 The Promoter - Robert Friedland in Forbes
2003-10-03 Mongolia Is Having a Mine Rush
2003-09-15 The Bulls in China
2003-09-14 In China, gold rush wreaks toxic death
2003-08-07 London Calling - August 7 2003
2003-07-08 London Calling - July 8 2003
2003-05-21 Sino Gold: Hands off Tibet!
2003-04-11 Environment and Human Rights Linked Before UN Commission
2003-02-14 Hidden Coal Fires Create Visible Problems
2003-01-27 ATC Welcomes Sino Gold's Departure from Tibet
2002-08-07 London Calling - August 7 2002
2001-05-01 No knight in shining armour for Ivanhoe
2001-05-01 Indonesian government again pushes parliament to approve 13 mining operations

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