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Mineral resources

China takes a bold step in Afghanistan

While the West is pulling out of Afghanistan, China is scouting out the strife-torn country's natural resources, estimated to be worth trillions of US dollars.

Wednesday, 5 December, 2012, 3:12am

Rwanda's drive into Congo has grim ring of familiarity

History is repeating itself yet again in eastern Congo. Rebels supported by Rwanda are on the march. Civilians are fleeing. And higher powers appear to be taking sides.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Minimums set on China shale gas exploration

Winning bidders at auctions for the second round of shale gas development rights will be asked to surrender their rights if they fail to invest at least 30,000 yuan (HK$37,200) per square kilometre of exploration area annually, according to an official at the Ministry of Land and Resources.

7 Nov 2012 - 3:36am