Vice Minister Wang Min attended PDAC Conference 2012 in Canada
Source: Office of CHINA MINING Citation: Office of CHINA MINING Date: Mar. 6, 2012

PDAC Annual Conference 2012 and the 80th Canada Mining Conference & Exhibition was held on March 4-7, 2012 in Metro Toronto Convention Center. Chinese Government’s delegation led by Vice Minister Wang Min of the Ministry of Land and Resources attended it. During the conference, Mr. Wang made an important speech in Mining Investment Forum and also met the leaders from Natural Resources Canada, Energy & Resources Saskatchewan as well as Geology Survey Bureau of Saskatchewan, and the two sides had talks on the cooperation in mining field. In addition, CHINA MINING Promotion Cocktail Party was held in PDAC, with more than 200 participants. PDAC conference is an internationally authoritative mining conference with the largest scale organized by the Prospectors and  Developers Association of Canada. It has been successfully held for 79 times in succession since it was held first in 1932. PDAC annual conference is mainly composed of three parts, namely, Technical Sessions, Trade Show, and Investor Exchange. It is understood that more than 27,000 people from over 100 countries attended the PDAC annual conference this time, with more than 1,000 booths. A special booth of the Ministry of Land and Resources was set in trade exhibition area. The booth with China Red as dominant hue was very attractive, where Chinese Government’s mining policies and new results in geologic survey were shown in picture, text, video and other manners, and also brochures of CHINA MINING 2012 were distributed to invite relevant personnel, mining investment companies, mining trade companies, and government representatives in mining from different places around the world to participate the 14th CHINA MINING held in Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center from November 3 to 6, 2012. The Administrative Office of Organizing Committee of CHINA MINING Congress and Expo (CHINA MINING) appointed a 6 members’ delegation led by Ji Sizhen to introduce CHINA MINING2012 in PDAC annual conference, and a good promotion effect was obtained. At the same time,, about 200 people including those from China Mining Association and corporate representatives attended this grand PDAC annual conference. The participants expressed in succession that they hoped to attend CHINA MINING through which they could establish contact and cooperation with China’s colleagues, and also they showed great expectations for performance of China mining in the international market.

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

The visit of the Chinese Delegation to Africa will be bound to get a win-win result
Source: Website of the Ministry of land and Resources   Citation: Website of the Ministry of land and Resources    Date: Feb 20, 2012

The first handshake between the Chinese Mining and the Mining Indaba did not happen in the meaningful year of 2012. In 2007, Sun Wensheng, the then Minister of Land and Resources, participated in the Mining Indaba during his visit to South Africa. And China has also participated in the event in 2008, 2010 and 2011, and at the events, the Chinese delegates made simple demonstrations and introduced the conditions about China and its minerals. Members who have participated in the previous events still remember the passion and special concern encountered at the venue.
 
In 2012, when the global economic prospect is still unclear, the mining community is still watching, and their main targets are in Asia and Africa. On such an occasion, the Chinese delegation’s approaching Africa for point-to-point contact and communication will surely be mutually beneficial and result in a win-win result.
China has long friendship with African countries, so there have been no handicap at the beginning of the cooperation, however, preparations must be made for communications. According to the original plan, the Chinese delegation is participating in the Mining Indaba for the following objectives: One is to know about the trend of global mining, including various information about mining development, visiting booths of different governments and companies, communication with people of the international mining community, especially those from African countries; and the other is to promote the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo 2012. The Chinese delegation made 1 speech and held 3 talks with the 2 days of valid period. On the evening of Feb 8, through negotiation, Chen Yong, Head of the delegation of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China made a speech at the Cocktail for Mining of the Year of Dragon held by Beijing Axis. The cocktail, held at a private art museum in South Africa, attracted about 200 attendants, who, according to the convention, held the cups as listened carefully to Chen Yong’s introduction about China’s policies on geological prospecting and mineral development management. Upon completion, many people were eager to consult and exchange name cards with members of the Chinese delegation, asking for taking photos with them.
The three talks include the talk between the Chinese delegation and Gerard Graham, Executive Chairman of the Council for Geoscience, South Africa; the talk among the Chinese delegation and Mavcole, director of the International Cooperation Department of the South African Minister of Mineral Resources and manager of the Mineral Department of the Pogun Company; and the talk among delegates of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China, representatives of the Organizing Committee of the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo, and vice president Moleand Sales Director Norseof the Organizing Committee of the Mining Indaba. And the last talk centered on the theme of the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo 2012 to be held in this November.
 
The CHINA MINING Congress & Expo, born at the end of October, 1999, is several years younger that the Mining Indaba, however, after 14 years of development, it has been a brand of international mining conferences thanks to the economic rise of China. The 2012 CHINA MINING Congress & Expo will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center during November 4 and 6, 2012.

There were actually 2 delegates of the Chinese government to the venue of the Mining Indaba, one was the delegation of the Ministry of Land and Resources, the other was the Tianjin Delegation representing the Organizing Committee of the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo. The main task of the latter was to promote the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo to the whole world. However, they felt stimulated once entering the venue.
At the elevator lobby, a striking slogan was seen at the most conspicuous location: Welcome to the “Indaba in Asia” (the Asian Forum of the Mining Indaba) in Singapore during Oct 29-31, 2012. It is obvious that the company hosting the Mining Indaba has noticed the potential value of Asia and they also "keep pace with the times". This event is only 2 days from the CHINA MINING 2012, and it is inevitable that the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo will face strong international challengers.   On the morning of Feb 8, the two heads of the two Chinese delegates, Chen Yong, Assistant Inspector of the Department of International Corporation, Science & Technology, Ministry of Land and Resources, and Lu Hong from the Guangzhou Municipal Land and Resources and Housing Administrative Bureau, respectively on behalf of the Ministry of Land and Resources and the Organizing Committee of the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo, made an appointment to meet Vice President Mole and Sales Director Norse of the Organizing Committee of the Mining Indaba. The meeting was planned to last half an hour, but it finally lasted for more than one hour. Both parties introduced the 2 events and information about the organizing committees, and, on the basis of mutual communication and understanding, they reached a consensus on cooperation as follows: it is agreed to establish strategic partnership between the Mining Indaba and the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo, it is agreed that the Indaba in Asia and the CHINA MINING Congress & Expo will cooperate with each other and be engaged in mutual promotion.(By Zhao Fan)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHING MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

China’ Voice in South Africa Mining Indaba
Source: Portals of Ministry of Land and Resources   Citation: China Land and Resources News   Date: Feb. 10, 2012



On February 8, South Africa Mining Indaba is still under way. Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee of the conference Jonathan Moore said when interviewed by the reporter that more than 7,000 representatives attend the conference. He said with pride: “the representatives come from all the continents except the Antarctic Continent. If you want to know what makes this conference distinctive, I am proud to say that this is where the feature lies.   In terms of the number, China did not make conspicuous presence in the South Africa Mining Indaba 2012. Without exhibition stands and speech for the conference, the delegation representing both countries’ governments and the enterprises which attend the conference in groups or in individual is composed of less than 100 people in total. But on the exchange platform of the mineral there is a potential and penetrating voice, which is delivered by China.   The minister of South Africa Ministry of Mineral Resources talked about China International Mining conference in the opening ceremony. In the first keynote speech, Barry Eichengreen, expert in the international monetary history and author of Exorbitant Privilege, presents a special analysis of Chinese currency – the factors in influencing Renminbi. From the conference of this year, the South Africa International Conference adopts Chinese as one of the translated target language. So “China” makes its way into the key words of many keynote speeches.     On the afternoon of February 8, the Beijing Axis held the Dragon Year cocktail party for mining industry, specially inviting Chinese delegation to attend the party. At the party, the president of the company Cooper•Ven•Devas made a long speech, saying that Asia plays an important role in the trade and currency around the world. China’s economy development is trying to land in a soft way by making more adjustments for the purpose of more sustainable development. In the following ten years, China and India will make great contribution to the increase in the global GDP. But they have different development models. The rise of China and India will change the global trade and business pattern. He gave an example. Three decades ago, the coal trade was confined to Europe, leaving Asia on the insignificant position for the global coal trade. Today, the situation has changed. Asia rose to prominence. In 2010, China became the world’s fourth investing country. The new market is coming into existence and the new competitors are China and India. This hints that it is unwise and impossible to ignore China, behaviorally and psychologically. As China plays an increasingly important role in the 21st century, Gu Bai picks a Chinese name for himself and two thirds of employed workers are Chinese. He frequently enters and exits from China, almost leaving his visa not stamped with any other countries’ seals. Gu Bai views the China’s mining industry very positively and agrees with the micro-strategic adjustment made by Chinese government recently, for he said that “we should not keep eye on the short-term development but pay attention to the long-term and sustainable development”. At the cocktail party with the theme of Chinese dragon, the Chinese delegation introduced the prospecting achievements and geological exploration work China has made and launched over the recent years to dozens of foreign representatives who are attracted to the Chinese delegation, pointing out that China is experiencing the period of promoting industrialization, urbanization and agricultural modernization. So China has higher demand for natural resources. To ensure the stable and accelerated growth in the social economy, the Ministry of Land and Resources aims to strengthen the guaranteeing capacity of utilizing natural resources and promote the geological prospecting. The central and provincial governments greatly increase financial investment in the public work and basic geological work, efficiently encouraging the investment of social fund. As the geological prospecting develops rapidly, China is launching the implementation of “prospecting strategic action” and will promote the prospecting in the coming ten years to strengthen the international cooperation in mining industry so as to achieve the mutual benefits. The Ministry of Land and Resources will continue to improve the regulations and laws in foreign-related mining industry to make the Chinese investment environment of mining industry more standard and transparent, which is more favorable for various enterprises to invest and develop their businesses. “We would like to channel and support the domestic powerful and creditworthy mining enterprises to invest overseas and launch the cooperation in mining industry. We also welcome the mining enterprises from around the world to invest in China and jointly exploit the mineral resources.” said Chen Yong, head of delegation of the Ministry of Land and Resources. (By Zhao Fan)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

High-level Contacts Paving Way for Enterprises
--- Government Officials of China and South Africa Communicating in Front of Exhibition Stand of South Africa Mining Indaba
Source: Portals of Ministry of Land and Resources   Citation: China Land and Resources News   Date: February 9, 2012

Upon the conclusion of the opening ceremony of the South Africa Mining Indaba 2012, the exhibition hall begins to assume the lively atmosphere. Crowds of participants enter the exhibition halls, who seek the proper cooperative objectives in minerals with their sensitive professional smell.   Most of the representatives attending the South Africa Mining Indaba come from African countries. In South Africa, whether it is the major organizers or the countries rich in mineral resources, they are the target countries attracting the attention of the participants.   China also attracts the same attention as South Africa. China sent two delegations to attend the South Africa Mining Indaba 2012, with two objectives besides the collection of the mineral information, which are to publicize the CHINA MINING 2012 and to plan to establish the fixed Chinese exhibition stage in the South Africa Mining Indaba. With these two objectives, the delegates of the Ministry of Land and Resources PRC after attending the opening ceremony come to the exhibition stand of the Ministry of Mineral Recourses of South Africa.   Upon hearing the news, Jihad Griham, Chief Executive of the Land Commission of the Ministry of Mineral Resources of South Africa, who is in charge of science service, looks very happy. With warm greeting, he made the introduction, saying that he has been engaged in the work for 28 years, with the major businesses focusing on the survey of geological minerals, governance and research of gangue, and the research and prevention of land environment and land disasters, such as earthquake, tsunami. He said that with the closing relations between human and geology, the Geological Commission has been expanding the working contents. Previously, the work was focused on the map plotting. Now the work transfers to the environmental issues and the service provision, which is just the theme of the South Africa International Mining Conference. That is where the purpose of the sustainable development of the mineral industry lies.    The representatives from the Ministry of Land and Resources agree with the ideas of Jihad Griham. Chen Yong, Associate Counsel of the dept. of international Cooperation and science & technology from the Ministry of Land and Resources PRC took the seat in front of the exhibition board of the South Africa Mining Indaba 2012, giving careful description of the managerial functions of the Ministry of Land and Resources. When it came to the similarities between China and South Africa, he thinks that those common things can lay solid foundation for both sides to cooperate in the mining industry. Jihad Griham told the visiting Chinese guests that two representatives of his side attended the China International Mining Conference. Chen Yong invites and hopes that more representatives from South Africa can come to attend CHINA MINING 2012.    Under the leadership of the government, the Chinese enterprises are encouraged to “go global and bring home” to launch the efficient international cooperation. In this term, Chinese mining enterprises and the counterparts from South Africa share the common ground. Shortly after Jihad Griham expressed his hope that using the government-led cooperation promotes the exchange and development of private enterprises, the officials of the Science & Technology Development Office of South Africa Ministry of Mineral Resources takes the representatives of the company from which they purchased the mining right in uranium ore to pay a visit. Both sides established a block of space for both government officials and enterprises to sit together, exchanging about projects. “We hope that Chinese government can help find the proper mining industry investors”. The officials of the South Africa Ministry of Mineral Resources sat in between the representatives of South African enterprises and those from Chinese government, having been encouraging that mining right owner to give detailed introduction to the Chinese delegation. The phenomenon of “government establishing platform for enterprises to play” with Chinese characteristics also occurs in the South Africa Mining Indaba. (By Zhao Fan)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

Premier Wen Jiabao: China Bears no Discrimination against Foreign Enterprises in Rare Earth
Source: Portals of Ministry of Land and Resources   Citation: Xinhua Net   Date: Feb. 4, 2012

On February 3, premier Wen Jiabao paying a visit in Guangdong and German Prime Minister Merkel chaired the symposium with Chinese and German entrepreneurs in Guangzhou. (Photographed by Xinhua News Agency Reporter Liu Dawei)

Report on February 3 at news.cn (Reporters Tan Jingjing, Zhen Tianhong) The State Council Premier Wen Jiabao refutes the idea on China restricting the export of rare earth, saying that China bears no discrimination against the foreign enterprises. Regarding the issue of rare earth supply, Chinese enterprises and foreign enterprises enjoy the same criteria and quotas. Wen Jiabao and German Prime Minister Merkel held the symposium with Chinese and German enterprises in Guangzhou on the afternoon of the third. When replying to the German enterprises about China’s policy to restrict the export of rare earth, Premier Wen made the above statement. He said that China has exploited lots of rare earth over the past decades, failing to protecting the resources, environment and ecology and to maintain the sustainable development, and that the rare earth is priced quite low. Not until now do we realize that the development of rare earth can be sustainable. Still, we now supply rare earth for 90% of the global rare earth customers with less than 50% of global rare earth reserve. Wen stresses that Chinese government bears no discrimination against foreign enterprises concerning the export of rare earth. As regard the issue of protecting environment and ecology and maintaining the sustainable development as well as the supply of rare earth, Chinese government treats Chinese enterprises and foreign enterprises alike in the criteria and quotas. From January to November, 2011, the total of rare earth exported from China amounted to 14,750 tons, accounting for 49% of the export quota for the entire year, leaving the major of the quota in idle use. The main reason is the greatly increased price, forcing customers to transfer to other alternative products and reduce the need for rare earth.

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

Trading Rules of Mining Rights Taking Effect on March 1st
Source: Portals of Ministry of Land and Resources   Citation: China Land and Resources News  Date;Jan.17, 2012

Trading Rules of Mining Rights (Trial) is issued by the Ministry of Land and Resources to regulate the mining right transaction institutions and the transactions conducted by mining right owners, and safeguard the rights and interests of our country and mining right owners by guaranteeing the openness, fairness and justice of the mining right market in our country. These Rules will come into effect on March 1st. Trading Rules of Mining Rights (Trial) covers the following major contents. Firstly, the mining right transfer transaction must be conducted in the fixed trading place or on the internet-based trading platform provided by the mining right transaction institutions. And the transaction must be authenticated and announced to the public by the mining right transaction institutions in the fixed trading place or on the internet-based trading platform. Secondly, the mining right transaction institutions issue the transfer notice according to the related materials provided by the granter or transferor. For the granting or transfer transactions by ways of bidding invitation, the notice shall be issued 30 days prior to the completion of bidding invitation. And for the granting or transfer transaction by ways of auction or listing, the notice shall be issued 20 days prior to the starting of the auction or listing. Thirdly, the mining right transaction institutions shall organize the transactions according to the time and place specified in the notice and inform the granter or transferor as well as the qualified bidders of attending the transactions. For the granting or transfer transaction by ways of bidding invitation or auction, each object of the bidding shall not be less than three bidders. Fourthly, the result of the transfer of the mining right and the related information shall be made public. For the granting of the mining right by ways of bidding invitation and auction, the bid winner’s name and the transaction price of the mining rights shall be made public in the notice. For the granting transactions by ways of prior application, transferring mineral exploration rights to mineral exploitation rights and agreement, such transactions shall directly enter into the mining right transaction institution and be disclosed to public as after being duly accepted by the competent land and resources department. For the transfer transactions of the mining right, a mining right contract shall be executed under the authentication of the mining right transaction institution, which shall issue a verification letter. Fifthly, the competent departments of the Ministry of Land and Resources strengthen the guidance and supervision of the mining right transaction institutions by classifying them according to their different properties and by establishing the annual work report on mining right transaction and notification system. The mining right transaction institutions shall make record of each transaction of the mining right.          Trading Rules of Mining Rights (Trial) also makes the related regulations on the confirmation, suspension, termination of the mining right transaction as well as the legal liability and dispute settlement arising from the mining right transaction. (By Ding Shuangli)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

Outlook for China Mining Industry in 2012
Source: Portal Website of Ministry of Land and Resources Citation: China Mining News  Date: Jan. 10, 2012

2012 is the Year of the Dragon and thus the real year of China. Can China still act as the locomotive of world economy after 2008 international financial crisis when the global economy is affected by Europe’s debt crisis? Both Chinese and worldwide foreigners are waiting and seeing. Understandably, there are somewhat complicated feelings from the foreigners. In the eyes of media, the year of 2012 is so special, not for doomsday but for world political explosion. 59 countries and regions will have their new president and parliamentary election this year, and China will also undergo leadership succession. Westerners prefer talking about the uncertainties in China in their harangue. Since Asian financial crisis in 1998, they have been keeping a watchful eye on China. The never-fall image of Chinese economy always discomforts them. 2012 is indeed a year with both challenges and opportunities for the world and China. However, the basic situation of China’s economy is not changed. China is now on the industrialized, urbanized and agriculture modernized development stage. Against this backdrop, curse will be no use to its stable economic growth. Despite the severe external environment, the huge internal demand market still leave a great space for economic growth in China. There is realistic basis for China’s stable economic progress in 2012. Mining industry, as a fundamental industry to support national economic development, may learn a lot in the fickle international economic environment. Coal market may see a reverse The strong coal market over the past few years may see a reverse in 2012 under the pressures of both overcapacity and shrinking demand. Except for special coal and scarce coal, the prices of thermal coal and chemical bituminous coal will hardly hike. It is even fortunate if the price can remain at its current level. This is the professional analysis from coal industry insiders. During the “Eleventh Five-Year Plan Period”, China reaped great achievements in both production and sales of coal supported by brisk demand at home and abroad and uprising global oil prices, which led to increase of intermediate price of energy and resource products. In 2010, China produced 3.24 billion tons of coal, up 1.13 billion tons as compared with output in 2005, indicating an average annual growth of 10.71%. Correspondingly, coal prices experienced sharp rise during the period. For instance, the price of 5,500 Kcal/kg thermal coals at Qinhuangdao port averaged RMB 450 per ton in 2005, while it reached as high as RMB 815 per ton in 2010, growing at an annualized rate of 16.22%. Some analysts predicted the end of coal market boom. First of all, overcapacity appears. Statistics show that the combined capacity at China’s coal mines reached 3.7 billion tons in 2010, accounting for 87.57% of the country’s coal production of 3.24 billion tons in the year. Many large mines are projected to be put into operation following restructuring efforts for coal sector in such provinces as Shanxi, Henan, Hebei, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Heilongjiang, Guizhou, Shandong and Anhui. Moreover, large-scale modernized mines, under the government’s plan to invest RMB 4 trillion in 2009, are forecasted to start production in 2012-2013. These new operations will enable China’s total coal capacity to reach 4.2 billion tons in 2012, even touching the target of capacity for 2015 set by the government. The excess capacity will bear down on coal prices. Secondly, domestic and overseas macroeconomic situation will exert an influence. In 2012, local authorities will still take proactive measures to boost local GDP despite of further slowdown in China’s economic growth. Coal, petroleum, natural gas and other resource products can not only stimulate local GDP growth, but bring considerable fiscal revenue. What’s more, they have been in large scale, so local government is bound to urge release of their capacity. In this circumstance, coal enterprises have to ensure high and stable output and dramatically increase coal supply. Inner Mongolia and Shanxi, leaders in China’s coal production, saw coal output exceeding 800 million tons in 2011 and will strive for a higher target of 900 million tons in 2012. Besides, Xinjiang, Hebei, Guizhou, Henan and Ningxia guarantee to achieve an annual growth of over 14% in coal production this year. Coal production provinces will continuously raise coal output to ensure no sharp economic downturn. This will inevitably cause oversupply in coal market and inhibition of price drop. In addition, demand shrinking worsens oversupply in coal market. Domestic and overseas coal demands may not increase substantially, or even decline in 2012. Some experts said, continuous implementation of real estate regulation policies would not only make for squeezing out real estate bubbles and preventing and reducing financial risk, but also act as a drastic measure to high energy consumption enterprises, which would effectively inhibit consumption of resources and energy such as coal, petroleum, electrical power, etc. Nevertheless, anthracite and high quality coking coal are scarce resources strictly controlled by the state and monopolized by a small number of enterprises. These enterprises are able to make the right decision about production plans in line with market demand and ensure the prices stay firm in 2012. Thermal coal and soft coal applied in chemical industry, unfortunately, will see prices loosening and even experience a fall in the year. Nonetheless, some experts state that despite the gloomy outlook as a result of demand decline and high inventory, coal enterprises see little odds that coal prices will dive in 2012 on tight capacity for coal rail transportation and on the fact that they still have a big say in coal pricing when consolidation efforts in coal sector continues in major coal-producing regions. An important factor is that for geopolitics reason, oil price will remain high in the future. Correspondingly, there is a relative price relation and complementary supply and demand relation between coal and oil, so coal price will hardly crash even if demand growth slows down. Apart from this, with transfer of coal production capacity to west areas, rapid growth of coal demands and continuous growth of inputs in main coal consumption areas, the coal transport bottleneck for railway will get worsened in 2012. Iron ore price will fall Steel industry of China walked hard in the past 2011. Overcapacity and low profit rate still haunt the industry. Consequently, iron ore market suffered great ups and downs from soaring at the beginning of 2011 to diving at the end of October. Thereafter, iron ore price started weak market adjustment at the end of 2011, and this situation will probably continue in 2012. It is pointed out by the insiders that production expansion of the foreign mines in the future is greater than the increase in the crude steel output of China. Therefore, there will be changes in the supply and demand pattern of iron ore. In 2012, the price fluctuation of iron ore will be more frequent, but the amplitude of the price fluctuation would be narrow, and the overall price will show a slow decreasing trend. The average import price of iron ore in 2011 is about 155 dollars/ton, and that in 2012 would be at about 145 dollars/ton. There is an opinion that 2012 is a turning point for the Chinese steel industry. After a decade of rapid growth, the steel industry has piled many problems, such as production capacity surplus, low or middle end of product structure, low industry concentration, intense disorderly competition, lacking of reasonable and effective allocation of resources, increased energy supply and environmental pressures, the demands of main industries downstream industries entering the steady growth period, etc. What’s more, as the last round of economic cycle is drawing to the close, the probability of economic downturn is increasing, the variables for global recovery are increasing, and there will be an obvious turning point in the industry supply and output in 2012, bringing the high growth in the past 10 years to an end. Meanwhile, affected by the decline in demands, the upstream cost will fall back from the historic high. Some experts believe that the steel industry will touch the bottom and rebound in 2012 if the structural adjustment accelerates. In October 2011, China Steel Association officially launched the Chinese iron ore price index. After the stable operation of the index is approved by Chinese steel plants, it is an inevitable move to fight for the reorganization from the three iron ore giants. On the night of January 2, in accordance with the Chinese iron ore index jointly prepared by China Steel Association and China Chamber of Commerce of Metals & Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters, it is shown that the iron ore price index of China in the end of December 2011 is 460.36 points, dropped by over 130 points compared with the initial 596.87 points (the first week in September 2011), and the amplitude is about 22%; wherein the imported iron ore index dropped from 659.5 points to 504.72 points. By the end of 2011, the stock of iron ore in main ports of China had reached 96.82 million tones, increasing by 32.2% compared with that of last year. Data shows that the decreasing amplitude of the current domestic iron ore price is 23% compared with the high point at the beginning of 2011. The imported iron ore is decreased by about thirty percent. The iron ore price in the recent years remains high, which drives active investment in the iron ore field. The domestic mineral productivity in 2011 was released, and the output records were refreshed successively. From May 2011, the monthly raw ore output maintained more than 100 million tons, reaching 130 million tons in October, with the annual output exceeding 1.3 billion tons. Affected by the factors of the mine production expansion and slowed steel production growth, the relation between supply and demand in the iron ore market will be more balanced. It is predicted by the insiders that the break point of supply and demand might occur in 2012. In accordance with the prediction of the U metal website, the global iron ore output will be up to 2.28 billion tons in 2012, and 2.7 billion tons in 2015. The monopoly degree of global mines will be decreased, the competition will be intensified, and the situation of oversupply will appear in the market. In addition, great progresses in the control of foreign iron ore resources have been made by steel groups like Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation, Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corporation, and Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. In accordance with the Statistics of Metallurgical Planning Institute, part of the first-stage project of the Sierra Leone Tangkelili Iron Mine with the equity participation of Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co., LTD, has been constructed and put into operation; Carrara Iron Mine of Australia invested by Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation is predicted to be put into operation in 2012; Wuhan Iron and Steel (Group) Corporation also conducts iron ore resources development layout in the global range. The investment will be increased in 2012, so as to form equity mine productivity as soon as possible. Unconventional oil and gas become a hot spot Because of the high price of oil, people have turned their attention to unconventional oil and gas recourses. It is certain that the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas will welcome a boom in 2012. On Dec. 31, 2011, the National Energy Administration issued The 12th Five-Year Plan on Development and Utilization of Coal Bed Methane (Coal Gas). Till 2015, the coal bed methane output will reach 30 billion cubic meters, and newly proved geological reserves will be 1 trillion cubic meters. Moreover, the 17 plans prepared by the National Energy Administration have been completed, and will promulgate intensively this year. On the same day, the Ministry of Land and Resources published the announcement of a newly discovered mineral on its official website. Shale gas is officially listed as newly discovered mineral, and will be treated as separate mineral to invest and manage. It is proposed in the 12th Five-Year Plan on Shale gas that by 2015, the investigation and evaluation of the shale gas resource potential would complete basically, with proven shale gas geological reserves of 1 trillion cubic meters and recoverable reserves of 200 billion cubic meters, and annual production would reach 6.5 billion cubic meters. According to the instructions issued by the State Council, and taking into consideration the characteristics of shale gas itself and the exploration and mining progress in China as well as foreign experience, the Ministry of Land and Resources will develop related support policy to promote the process of shale gas exploration and exploitation and achieve large-scale development as soon as possible, which will help alleviate the shortage of oil and gas resources in China, improve the supply of natural gas, change China’s energy structure, increase the supply of clean energy to form a new pattern of oil and gas exploration and development. To advance the exploration and exploitation of shale gas, the Ministry of Land and Resources has completed the first round of shale gas exploration right transfer by bidding invitation to lead in a variety of investors who can get exploration right through competition; arranged exploration years and investment through contract. The ministry will urge the bid-winning enterprises to perform the contract by supervising and establishing the exit mechanism at the same time. For those enterprises who fail to complete the commitment of exploration investment, the ministry would require part or total exit from the block from the investors. The series of policy actions dispel the uncertainty of investors, which will greatly stimulate the input to the development of unconventional oil and gas exploration. The year 2012 is a critical year to implement the “prospecting breakthrough strategic actions” and achieve the geological prospecting’s “358” goal. With the national series of policies to encourage non-conventional energy exploration and development continuously introduced, China’s breakthrough in the oil and gas field will be larger than ever in 2012. Despite the bleak global economic outlook, the crude oil production is not subject to the interference. Experts said that the investment of global energy companies in the oil and gas exploration and production will continue to increase in 2012. The survey shows global investment in the field will reach USD 595 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.3 percent from 2011, mainly due to the increase in the investment of unconventional shale resources and the deep-water project from the oil and gas companies. Domestically, the Ministry of Finance issued a notice to adjust the threshold of the special gain levy on domestic crude oil since January 5, 2012, from the original USD40~USD60/barrel and above, to USD55~USD75/barrel and above. Specific collection ratio and progressive rate remain unchanged. The market has already expected the adjustment of the threshold of special gain levy on crude oil. The resource tax reform at the end of the last year has brought obvious tax burden on oil and gas exploration companies. Subject to the background that exploration and development are capital centralized industry, the high tax rate on the relevant enterprises is unfavorable for them. Secondly, the international crude oil prices level has elevated significantly in recent years. If maintaining the original collection method, it can impact the related business greatly, casting a negative effect to long-term development of enterprises. Therefore, this adjustment can be considered as a natural action and win-win, not weakening the force of the implementation of policies, also providing a more favorable environment for the development of related enterprises. Following the announcement of discovering “Daqing Oilfield in the Sea” early last year, China’s oil and gas offshore layout has never relaxed. Therefore, the offshore oil and gas development will be one of the highlights of China’s oil industry in 2012. The nonferrous metal will stabilize production without drastic fluctuations An outstanding feature in the operation of domestic nonferrous metal industry since 2011 is that: The smelted products have a slowing growth in production, while the minerals and intensively-processed products with a production growth obviously higher than that of the smelted products. From January to October 2011, 10 kinds of nonferrous metal have a total production of 28.49 million tons, with a year-on-year growth of 9.0%, and it is predicted that their production for all year round will exceed 34 million tons, with a year-on-year growth of about 8.8%, which is only higher than that (2.1%) in 2009 (with financial crisis). Therefore, 2011 is a year in which there is a relatively low growth in production of 10 kinds of nonferrous metal in the new century. In particular, the electrolytic aluminum production slows down remarkably, with a year-on-year growth of 8.9% in January to October 2011, and it is predicted that the annual production will have a growth of about 9.0% compared with that of last year. Meanwhile, the nonferrous metal mines have obviously increased production of raw materials, resulting in an improved resource guarantee capacity. From January to October 2011, the copper and nickel concentrates that China lacks have a year-on-year production growth of 11.1% and 14.3% respectively, thereby alleviating the situation of their tight supply in the market; the lead and zinc concentrates have a year-on-year production growth of 22.74% and 14.9% respectively, resulting in a downward trend in import of lead and zinc raw materials The processed products of nonferrous metal continue a substantial growth in production; and the copper and aluminum products respectively has a year-on-year growth of 19.9% and 24.2% in production from January to October 2011. It is indicated that China is speeding up adjustment of industrial structure in nonferrous metal industry from extensive development based on production expansion to balanced development of industrial chain. Another important feature is the rare-earth metal has a rising strategic position and its value as advantageous resource is taking effect. With the development of modern high and new-tech industries, the rare-earth metal is playing an increasingly important and strategic role in the economic and social development, and has become a “highlight” in the nonferrous metal industry of China. Since 2011, under the condition that there is no obvious improvement in both production and export volume of main rare rare-earth products, the rare-earth metal industry has witnessed a considerable growth in profit and export sales, and it is predicted that the industry will continue to have a good performance this year. Looking forward to 2012, although the economic environment at home and abroad is still complex, the global demand for main nonferrous metal will continue a proper growth based on the analysis of the current market supply and demand conditions. Under the support of a growing demand, the nonferrous metal will keep a stable production without drastic fluctuations in the world. With the enhancement of residents’ consumption capacity, the improvement of residents’ consumption expectation, the cultivation and development of consumption hot spots, and the perfection of consumption environment, the domestic market will witness a new growth in its demand for nonferrous metal. Especially, with the development of seven national strategic emerging industries and the implementation of major strategic projects like large aircraft industry, space station project, Chang’e project, and high-speed transport, there will be a higher demand for nonferrous metal materials in the future ten years with the economic and social development, so the nonferrous metal industry will have a broader development space. (By Li Ping)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

Deputy Minister Wang Min Visited Laos
Source: Portal Website of China Geological Survey Citation: Portal Website of China Geological Survey Date: Dec. 20, 2011

Photo of Some Delegates of Ministry of Land and Resources of China and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos

During December 16-17, In the interest of further enhancing cooperation between China and Laos in the fields of geology and mineral resources, in response to invitation by the Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China Wang Min (also Secretary of Party Leadership Group of the Ministry and Director of China Geological Survey) led a delegation to visit Laos and had a meeting with Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Somboun Rasasombath and Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sisavat. Both sides communicated with each other about further consolidation of bilateral cooperative relationship, implementation of primary geological survey cooperation, strengthened instruction to and communication with Chinese-founded enterprises which are engaged in mineral resources exploitation in Laos, and conversion of Laos`resource advantage into economic advantage.
 
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was newly founded this year. Deputy Minister Sisavat introduced primary functions of the ministry. It is mainly in charge of administration of land, forests, water conservancy, geological mineral resources, meteorology and environmental protection. Both sides discussed issues related to cooperation in the field of geological mineral resources and signed project cooperation agreement. Firstly, both sides would cooperate with each other in geochemical mapping of Laos; and China would train geological and mining technicians for Laos and assist Laos to construct state labs. Secondly, both sides shall make efforts to improve geological minerals administration information building level of Laos. Thirdly, both sides shall enhance cooperation in mineral prospecting, environmental and geological survey and geological disaster prevention and control, and promote environmental protection and sustainable development of mining economy of Laos. Furthermore, China Geological Survey and Department of Geological Minerals of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed geochemical mapping cooperation agreement. Both sides would cooperate to carry out 1:200000 geological mapping and 1:200000 geochemical survey for Xaignabouri in the north part of Laos as well as 1:1000000 low density geochemical survey for entire Laos. The mentioned work would last for three years.
 
Counselor Zhao Wenyu, Commercial Office of China’s Embassy at Laos, attended the meeting. (By Lian Changyun)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

Deputy Minister Wang Min Had a Meeting with Minister Suy Sem of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia
Source: Portal Website of Ministry of Land and Resources Citation: Portal Website of China Geological Survey Date: Dec. 20, 2011

Deputy Minister Wang Min and Minister Suy Sem executed a ministry cooperation memorandum of understanding

In order to further promote cooperation between China and Cambodia in the field of geological minerals, in response to invitation by Ministry of Industry, Mine and Energy of Cambodia, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Land and Resources Wang Min (also Secretary of Party Leadership Group and Director of China Geological Survey) led a delegation to visit Cambodia and had a meeting with Suy Sem, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy of Cambodia. At first, Wang introduced recent work of the Ministry of Land and Resources of China. To base on domestic power, make an overall planning, initiate new mechanisms to boost major breakthrough in domestic mineral prospecting and contribute to sustainable economic and social development, the State Council of China has approved the plan of prospecting breakthrough strategic actions. He pointed out that, there is a sound foundation and huge potential for mining cooperation between China and Cambodia. He expected to enhance bilateral high-level communication thereafter and have a regular meeting to promote cooperation by taking advantages of China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and CHINA MINING. He said that, both sides should enhance down-to-earth communication and cooperation in primary geological survey, personnel training and lab construction, and initiate to discuss cooperation in environmental and geological survey and geological disaster prevention and control. Both sides should strengthen communication, coordination and macro instruction, and jointly promote powerful Chinese enterprises to carry out mineral resource prospecting and exploitation in Cambodia so as to make contribution to green mining development and sustainable economic and social development in Cambodia. Besides, Wang invited Minister Suy Sem to attend China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and CHINA MINING next year. Minister Suy Sem introduced work of Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy in the fields of mining and energy. Appreciating years of support from China, he expected to cooperate closely with China in personnel training, lab construction and primary geological survey. Meanwhile, Cambodia would offer active support and instructions to Chinese enterprises which are engaged in mineral prospecting and exploitation in Cambodia. Minister Suy Sem accepted the invitation from Deputy Minister Wang Min, promising that he would attend China-ASEAN Mining Cooperation Forum and CHINA MINING, which would be held in China next year. After the meeting, Deputy Minister Wang Min and Minister Suy Sem signed a ministry cooperation memorandum of understanding for the consensus agreed. (By Lian Changyun)

About CHINA MINING Since first held in 1999, the scope and influence of CHINA MINING has grown rapidly year by year. As a global mining summit forum and exhibition, CHINA MINING Congress and Expo has become one of the world’s top mining events, and one of the world’s largest mining exploration, development and trading platforms, covering all aspects of the whole mining industry chain, including geological survey, exploration and development, mining rights trading, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, mining techniques and equipment, mining services, etc. playing an active promotion role in creating exchange opportunities and enhancing mutual cooperation between domestic and foreign mining enterprises.

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2011 attracted over 5000 delegates, exhibitors and visitors from 55 countries and regions, increasing by over 650 people as compared to the last session. There were 382 domestic and foreign exhibitors, increasing by 38% as compared to the last year. The exhibition area amounted to 25000 square meters, more than doubling that of the previous session, with 1,050 standard booths, increasing by 65% compared to the previous session. There were a total of 23 forums and 7 projects shows held with 425 promotion and negotiation projects introduced by the congress, increasing by 32.8% as compared to last year. At the project signing ceremony, 55 projects were signed, amounting to RMB15.7 billion, increasing by RMB 4 billion and by 34% as compared to the previous year. More than 40 foreign VIPs including 23 mining ministers and vice ministers as well as ambassadors in China from 18 countries and regions such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, Angola, etc. attended this session of the congress. Meanwhile, the congress attracted more than 100 medias and over 200 journalists from home and abroad to cover the congress. In terms of number of delegates and scale of exhibitors and booths, the CM2011 all topped the previous sessions, ranking the world’s premier mining congress and expo..

CHINA MINING Congress and Expo 2012 will be held at Meijiang Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin on November 3rd-6th, 2012 (Expo will be opened on 3rd pm Nov., 2012). We invite you to join the event and to celebrate the 14th anniversary of CHINA MINING with us.  For more information about CHINA MINING 2012, please visit:www.chinaminingtj.org

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