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  1. News - China

    China aims to crack down on illegal mining

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 02:32pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Effort aimed at stopping the export of rare minerals used in a variety of products China has launched a five-month crackdown against the illegal mining and exporting of its rare earths, chinanews.com reported on Monday. Staring on October 10 and lasting until March 31, the Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, ...

  2. News - China

    Legal action launched over acquisition for free of Inner Mongolia coal mine worth billions

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 12:24pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... government and Chuncheng signed in February 2004 and cited by the Journal, the government transferred the mining rights and land at the mine to the company for free one month after declaring ... government to obtain ownership A businessman detained for his links to disgraced army general Xu Caihou has been sued by his former employees. Former workers of an Inner Mongolia coal mine have ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    So Lo Pun villagers protest against unfair land treatment

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 06:37am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Villagers protest against unfair land treatment About 200 rural villagers have cleared vegetation on a proposed conservation area in a country park enclave in So Lo Pun to protest against what they call unfair treatment over their private land. The protesters included about 60 descendents from the village and the rest were mostly from country ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Mining giants may dump dredging waste onshore, not on Barrier Reef

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Consortium may take dredging waste to onshore site, instead of marine heritage site Mining firm may shelve Barrier Reef dump plan An India-backed mining consortium could shelve controversial plans to dump dredging waste on the Great Barrier Reef, with alternative sites on land being considered amid growing environmental concerns, Australia said ...

  5. Business - Commodities - MINING

    New Afghan mining law lacks transparency, say experts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... law does not deal with the fundamental issues of transparency, community monitoring of mining, social and environmental impact, and compensation for land use. It also lacks provision for fair ... lode Afghanistan has a new mining law that aims to tap the potentially lucrative sector to fund the country's post-war development but which critics say falls short of international ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  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 - Commodities - MINING

    Whitehaven looks to speed up opening of new Australian coal mine

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 01:13pm by Reuters

    ... to incur more costs washing their coal to be able to sell to other markets. That in turn would make them less profitable and force them to consider closing more mines. Whitehaven sold almost ...

  10. Walking Through the Path of Culture and Arts

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:58pm

    ... Contributor After experiencing the darkness and threat of death in the Wyoming mine, we are now travelling to Shanghai – the next stop in Stephen’s journey.  Rather than landing in a raw ... of director Park.  If you look back to the 2nd episode, in the mine tunnel the idea of the broken suit concept has been brought up for the first time when Stephen and the messenger of Mr Lu exchange ...




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