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Japan to promote investment in Congo for stable rare mineral supply

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I wonder what safeguards Japan will demand to ensure this is not another environmental disaster Japan helps create, like South-East Asian forests chewed up for paper and shuttering for concrete. My guess is probably none.

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Congo's Mines Minister Antoinette N'Samba Kalambayi, who was in Tokyo to sign the agreement, said her country will work toward ensuring its natural resources' traceability through their supply chains alongside realizing cleaner trade.

"Transparency", eh? Yeah, right...

https://www.transparency.org/en/countries/democratic-republic-of-the-congo

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Taken right from Chinese foreign policy playbook

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Are they gonna send Japanese to mine the mineral,no ,but alright for others to do it for them

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I have a certain image of DRC ever since I read Blood River by Tim Butcher. Maybe things are slowly changing for the better though.

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@Yrral

The Japanese have a lot of experience with managing mines and labor using foreign resources.

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Omg, can the people in Japan and Congo put something on their plates or live otherwise from your high theoretical moral and ethics? No, they almost all want and depend on a running economy now and in the future.

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Taken right from Chinese foreign policy playbook

Only China??..

As if US isn't hacking the whole world, lol..

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Only China??..

As if US isn't hacking the whole world, lol..

ROTFL, so China's foreign policy is purely 'he did it first'? LOL

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If there's one thing I admire about Japanese commerce, it's the fair trade culture. This beats Chinese's thievery business culture hands down.

China:

Want cheap - we'll steal integrity of product.

Want quality - we'll steal your IP, and/or money by bending you over.

Want stable relationship - we'll steal the company.

Congo is looking at brighter days if Japan is serious, but security will be very costly. Just ask the miners in South Africa at the moment, every war lord, NGO, charity nut job is putting a hand out for a take, if they don't get it, sabotage, protests, train derailment....

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