Tibet’s Resources Belong to Tibetans

Canadian based mining companies are leading the colonial exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources and we need your help to stop these companies in their tracks. Click here to Take Action Now!

Mining News:

Tragedy in Gyama a man-made disaster, writes Woeser: Tibet’s preeminent writer and blogger has published a searing indictment of Canada-based company China Gold, whose reckless greed and excavation in the Meldro Gungkar valley crystallizes the menace that scores of mining operations have brought to Tibet. Read more…

Tibet landslide exposes devastating impact of mining: A tragic landslide in Gyama (near Lhasa) has claimed the lives of 83 people, 2 of whom were Tibetan, calling attention to the environmental devastation mining operations are causing to Tibet’s fragile ecology. Read more…

Chinese mining officials open fire on Tibetan workers: Four Tibetan labourers have been injured after Chinese mining officials opened fire on them over a wage payment clash on Saturday in Tibetan area of Chatreng in Kardze. Read more…

China vows not to let Tibet’s mine reserves ‘just sleep there’: China is to accelerate investment in exploration of mineral resources in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in the coming five years, given its large proven and potential reserves of vital deposits, reported China’s official Xinhua news agency Aug 13. Read more…

Bold online appeals address persistent lead poisoning in Qinghai water supply: Urgent appeals have been posted online in Qinghai about lead poisoning in the local water-supply due to named mining and smelting operations, following up from a report in the Chinese state media in 2006 confirming that excessive levels of lead in the area had resulted in “panic” among parents. Read more…

World Gold Council: A possible respite for Tibet’s gold mines. In a move that could jeopardise China’s large scale gold mining efforts in Tibet, the London-based World Gold Council announced last week that it had drafted framework standards aimed at excluding ‘conflict gold’ from the market. Read more…

Rio Tinto: As leading international mining group, Rio Tinto moves to develop mines in China, it has ruled out the largely untapped resources in Tibet as too politically sensitive. Read more…

HDI/Continental Minerals: On September 18, 2010, Hunter Dickinson’s subsidiary Continental Minerals announced the sale of its controversial Shethongmon mine site to Chinese-owned Jinchuan Group. Tibetan rights groups have protested HDI/Continental Minerals’ activities in Tibet at company shareholders meeting and investors conferences.
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Mining Company Profiles

Under Chinese occupation, Tibetans have no voice to determine the use of their own natural resources. Mining in this context poses a serious threat to the Tibetan people, their culture and the environment. Join the global effort to get the following mining companies to immediately withdraw from Tibet.

china gold

SG

Eldorado gold

Inter Citic

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