Global approach will benefit mining

With countries around the world having complementary resources, and industries needing these resources, only cooperation can lead to mutual benefits for the world’s mining industry.
This was one of the strong messages to come through at the annual China Mining Congress and Expo in Tianjin last week.
In addressing the conference, China’s vice minister of land and resources Wang Min called for deeper cooperation between China and other nations to help the mining industry recover from the global financial crisis.
While increasing its overseas efforts to gain resources, China is also regaining momentum in its domestic mining industry. Investment in China’s mining industry in the first eight months of 2010 totalled 530 billion yuan, up 20% year-on-year.

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China to strengthen outside links

The mining world is set to reap the benefits of China's continuing growth and its willingness to increase links with the outside world.

With China's mining industry on show to the world at this week's China Mining exhibition and conference in Tianjin, it is a good time to look at how the economy is advancing and recent statements relating to its efforts to work with the rest of Asia and nations further afield.

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John Miller, Editor, The ASIA Miner
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Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, John Miller has been working as a mining journalist for The ASIA Miner for the past seven years, focusing on mining developments throughout Asia and Australia. He was promoted to editor, The ASIA Miner, during July 2010, is editor of Coal Age Indonesia and has responsibility for E&MJ Australian coverage. John has more than 30 years experience as a journalist. He is also an author with more than five historical books published and a biography published. He has also served his community as a city Councillor and was mayor of Orange from 2002 to 2004.