A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua

China sends criminal experts to halt kidnappings in mineral-rich Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • High-level bilateral talks involving senior Ministry of Public Security official and Congolese deputy prime minister underscore high stakes
  • China sources 60 per cent of its cobalt needs from the DRC, making the African nation indispensable to Beijing’s economic aims

A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
A mining site operated by the Chinese company Zijin Mining Group in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo: Xinhua
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