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China Inc. Takes Another Bite of Congo's Copper Mining Riches

Thomas Biesheuvel, Thomas Wilson
China Inc. Takes Another Bite of Congo's Copper Mining Riches

China is making another big bet on copper in the Democratic Republic of Congo, deepening its presence in a country that’s proved very difficult for Western business. Congo holds huge reserves of copper, but is also one of the hardest countries to navigate -- with problems with security, transparency and infrastructure. A case in point is Glencore Plc, the biggest producer of copper in Congo.