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  1. Business - Commodities - MINING

    China-fuelled mining boom a double edged sword for Queensland

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Glen Norris

    ... among farmers and land owners, concerned about damage to agricultural land and contamination of water supplies. Of particular concern is coal seam gas mining, which has the potential to release ... a 10-day blockade from landholders when the company attempted to move drilling equipment into picturesque farming land south of Brisbane. Last month, a similar blockade of a coal mining venture ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in Myanmar

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activists in Myanmar kidnap Chinese miners Two Chinese men working at a controversial China-backed copper mine in Myanmar have been kidnapped by activists and monks, who have threatened to kill them, the firm behind the project said. The firm, Wanbao, which operates the Letpadaung mine in the town of Monywa, in northwestern Myanmar, said activists were ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Coal bust gives mainland city a hard landing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Coal bust gives mainland city a hard landing Economic growth in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, has crashed to zero from 12 per cent in one year. Yan Xiaofeng's coal-equipment business has gone down with it. Yan said last week he had recorded 1 million yuan (HK$1.24 million) in sales so far this year from supplying equipment and parts to coal mines, down from ...

  4. Danger lurks underfoot

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... were injured while tampering with UXO. Cambodian mine clearers are paid just US$160 a month. If they suffer a crippling injury, they will be given a one-off payment of US$3,000, which ... centimetres from unexploded mines and UXO which had been located the same day. The students watched from a distance as a cluster of UXO was destroyed using dynamite. 'I'm amazed how ...

  5. Push to mine heritage of Ma On Shan landscape

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Miners who toiled on the slopes of Ma On Shan in decades past left behind a landscape of broken stones, disused mine sites and decaying churches and schools- with the potential to become a mining heritage park, a visiting group of experts said. The visitors, mainland geology experts and local architects, found the architecture, landscape and story of the industry itself ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Hong Kong's forgotten mining past emerges from the darkness

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Ernest Kao

    ... and weakening global steel demand caused all mining operations to cease. The government land lease ended in 1981 and the mine closed. The village population shrank drastically as miners headed out ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Church at centre of Ma On Shan mining village seeks historical listing- and plans HK$10 million project to preserve its culture and heritage Village shines ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Sacked Shanxi mayor linked to China Resources Power mine acquisitions

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:02am by Staff Reporters

    ... mine to CR Taiyuan, according to a mandatory public notice of the contract issued by the provincial land and resources bureau. The agreement consummated part of a 2010 deal, of which two ... Staff Reporters Firm recruited Shanxi official who lost job for failing to close illegal pits Sacked mayor linked to CRP mines A former mayor in Shanxi, who was sacked for failing ...

  8. News - World - COURTS

    Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors to Iraq

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London 10-year sentence for businessman blamed for deaths of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad blasts Jail for Briton who sold fake bomb detectors A fraudster who sold more than £55 million (HK$664 million) worth of fake bomb detectors to ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Australia budget blues in land of mining boom

    Posted May 13th 2013, 11:14am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney As China’s economy slows and Australia begins its painful transition away from a decade-long mining boom, Treasurer Wayne Swan will have little to offer ... of fatigue. The central bank last Tuesday slashed interest rates to a record low 2.75 per cent to stimulate activity. The China-driven mining industry, long its major asset and economic engine, ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... are expensive," jokes Malasari, when she is shown an iPhone. "We should definitely ask for more money for our tin." Licensed mining companies are required by law to clean up the land after ... mining is ravaging the environment and claiming lives, writes Matteo Fagotto. Pictures by Matilde Gattoni Full metal racket It's 8am and in Rebo, a fishing village on the eastern coast ...




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