China’s Dominance Over Critical Minerals Faces New Challengers
By Bruce Shen
Although slow to wake up to the challenge, the West is catching up with China in the contest for critical minerals.
Lithium and an Unexpected Battle for Energy Transition in Afghanistan
By Aliaksei Patonia
Most researchers agree that lithium demand will only increase. Afghanistan’s estimated reserves put it among global leaders -- if the metal can be extracted.
Disaster Shadows Chinese Mining Ventures in Southeast Asia
By Tongam Panggabean and Dustin Roasa
China has recently tightened its mining safety regulations, but they don't apply to Chinese-owned mines overseas.