Vale Pike River coal miners

The entire global mining community is mourning the loss of 29 miners at the Pike River coal mine in New Zealand and offers condolences to the families of the miners and the community of Greymouth.
The tragedy has hit the mining industry hard, particularly the underground fraternity who share such a strong bond. The risks involved in any type of underground mining have helped create this bond among miners, no matter whether they are in China, Africa, Russia, the US, Australia or New Zealand.
Any mining injury is a cause for concern but when fatalities occur it becomes even more disturbing and brings about questions about the safety record of the industry.

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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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Sylwia Pryzbyla, Editor

Sylwia Pryzbyla
Editor, ASIA Miner and Australian Editor, E&MJ
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Sylwia Pryzbyla has more than two decades of experience in media and publishing industries.

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