Chinese mining consortium enters into $480 million dispute against Ecuadorian government

In 2018, shortly after production began at the Rio Blanco mine owned by Ecuagoldmining, activists demanded the right to be consulted on continued operations. They subsequently obtained a court order to halt operations.

Argentine province signs new strategic agreement with PowerChina

Governor of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) Gustavo Melella signed a strategic agreement for the development of energy projects in Patagonia with Tu Shuipin, representative of PowerChina Energy in Argentina.

Argentina seeks new investments in the People’s Republic of China with its own mining model

Sabino Vaca Narvaja, Argentina’s current ambassador to China, stated at the China Mining fair that the Argentine government’s objective is for the country “to have its own mining model, with clear rules, predictability and legal security for large long-term investments from China.”

Chinese-Argentine relations at record high levels of activity

This last month has brought a great deal of activity to the bilateral relations between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Argentina.

Chinese company buys lithium mines belonging to Argentine mining group for US$ 962 million

Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd recently acquired the Argentinean mining group Lithea for USD $962 million, providing it with the rights to two salt lake brines in Argentina, Pozuelos and Paston Grandes.

Conflicts with indigenous communities and the Chinese MMG Ltd.

The Chinese company, MMG Ltd., is presently facing a conflict with different indigenous communities due to mining expansion projects in Peru.

Peruvian communities, government, and MMG Ltd. sign truce to restart operations at Las Bambas

After several weeks of conflict at the “Las Bambas” copper mine, on June 9, the indigenous communities agreed to temporarily suspend their protest in order to guarantee the resumption of operations at the mine.

Disputes between the Chinese mining company “Las Bambas” and Peruvian indigenous communities

Since April 2022, more than one hundred indigenous residents invaded Las Bambas mine in Peru, owned by MMG Ltd, Chinese resource company.

Alberto Fernandez met with representatives of the Zijin Mining Group

Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernández, met with representatives of the Chinese mining company Zijin Mining Group on March 22. The company is already constructing a lithium carbonate plant at the Tres Quebradas deposit, 170 kilometers east of Fiambalá, in the province of Catamarca, Argentina. The meeting was held to officially welcome both the representatives and the president of the mining company.

The Zijin Mining Company will invest 380 million to build a lithium plant in Argentina

Chinese mining company Zijin will invest US$380 million through its subsidiary Liex to build a lithium carbonate plant in the province of Catamarca (Argentina).

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