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Mining company recalled from DR Congo

Congo’s South Kivu province has revoked operating licenses of six Chinese companies for illegal mining and environmental destruction. Chinese authorities promptly responded by ordering the companies to leave the country. China even announced harsh consequences for those responsible, according to South China Morning Post (SCMP). “We will never allow Chinese companies in Africa to violate local laws and regulations,” Wu Peng, director general of the Chinese foreign ministry’s African affairs department, wrote on Twitter. Observers expressed surprise at these strong remarks.

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