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World 01 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

China widens lead industry checks after poisonings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Yunnan province is investigating possible lead poisoning in its capital city of Kunming, while smelter officials in its top lead producing city, Gejiu, are worried the provincial government may close local smelters with half a million tonnes of annual capacity.

World 08 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

China pollution protest ends, but suspicion of government high

SHIFANG, China (Reuters) - Lao Zhou splutters with rage when asked if he believes government promises to scrap plans for a copper refinery near his home in southwest China, a project which has sparked violent protests.

World 23 May 2018 | 10:12 PM Premium

India court halts expansion of Vedanta's copper smelter after protest killings

THOOTHUKUDI/MUMBAI India (Reuters) - One person died and others were wounded by gunfire in southern India on Wednesday in fresh violence related to protesters' demands that a copper smelter be shut on environmental grounds. The day before at least ten people were killed by police during a mass demonstration against the plant.

Nation 21 Apr 2019 | 10:25 AM Premium

Sabah and China's Jiangxi look to become 'sister provinces', says Shafie

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah and China’s Jiangxi province are looking at a “sister province relationship” with an eye to boost industrialisation in Sabah.

World 06 May 2022 | 6:20 PM

Chile's parched mines race for an increasingly scarce commodity: water

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A record-breaking drought in Chile is impacting mining operations and forcing companies to escalate their search for more sources of water, from water treatment and pricey desalination plants to even encouraging workers to use less water in the shower.