• Mine Commission Findings Draw Criticism in

    Residents of 26 villages around the mine site have been protesting an expansion of the U.S. $1 billion copper mine project, which they say would appropriate 8,000 acres (3,237 hectares) of land

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  • Burma: the "Win and the Wang" of the

    China's special envoy to Burma, Wang Yinfan, has adopted a conciliatory attitude to those who have risen up in opposition to the Letpadaung copper mining operations. He admits there have been shortcomings in the recent past, adding: "We have to prove with our acts that the contract is beneficial for both countries and both peoples, including the local population".

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  • Letpadaung mine to restart operations in May: Wanbao

    Myanmar Wanbao, a subsidiary of state-owned China North Industries Corporation, runs the mine in partnership with military-owned conglomerate Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. The partnership took over the mine in 2010 from Canada's Ivanhoe Mines, which had operated the facility under a joint venture established in 1996 with state-owned

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  • Chinese-Backed Firm Granted Massive Copper and Gold

    Jun 03, 2020· For many years, the Letpadaung copper mine has been operated by Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Ltd (MWMCL) and has made headlines due t o land disputes and a series of violent crackdowns a gainst anti-mining protesters. Two extensive reports by Amnesty International documented the mine's devastating social impacts, including destroyed

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  • Burmese troops crack down on mine protest

    Security forces have cracked down on protesters occupying a copper mine in north-west Burma, hours before the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was expected to hear their grievances.

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  • Burma Partnership » Letpadaung Copper Mine

    Letpadaung Copper Mine Project Resumed, Symbolic of Larger Human Rights Problems By Burma Partnership • May 10, 2016 Share; Tweet; Google; On 5 May, 2016, fresh tensions erupted over the resumption of the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Region, a project jointly owned by Chinese company Wanbao and the military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd. (UMEHL). The

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  • Buddhist Channel | Myanmar

    The Letpadaung copper mine is a multi-million dollar project by Chinese-backed Wanbao Mining Ltd in partnership with the Burmese military-backed Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd (UMEHL). Operations were suspended at the US$600 million project in November after authorities violently cracked down on peaceful demonstrators opposed to its environmental and social impacts.

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  • Open for Business? Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar

    Corporate Crime and Abuses at Myanmar Copper Mine Share Canadian and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Monywa copper mine complex, which includes the notorious Letpadaung mine.

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  • Civil Society and Community Groups Condemn

    Civil Society and Community Groups Condemn the Violent Crackdown on Protest Against the Letpadaung Copper Mine in Burma. We, the undersigned civil society and community based organizations, condemn yesterday's brutal crackdown against protesters who have been calling for the suspension of the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, Sagaing Region in Burma.

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  • Copper mining | Online Burma/Myanmar Library

    Copper mining . expand all. collapse all. Websites/Multiple Documents. Title: Burma mine protest (Google search results) Description: About 23,400,000 results (15 December 2012) Source/publisher: Various sources via Google. Date of entry/update: 2012-12-14.

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  • Burma Partnership » Letpadaung Copper Mine

    Civil Society and Community Groups Condemn the Violent Crackdown on Protest Against the Letpadaung Copper Mine in Burma. We, the undersigned civil society and community based organizations, condemn yesterday's brutal crackdown against protesters who have been calling for the suspension of the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, Sagaing Region in Burma.

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  • Letpadaung Mine Project Resumes but Fails to

    By Zarni Mann 14 October 2013 . MANDALAY — The Letpadaung copper mining project has resumed operations in northwest Burma without meeting requirements set by lawmakers, according to a member of a parliamentary commission that set the requirements.

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  • Sagaing Chief Minister Halts Quarries Around

    Sagaing Chief Minister Shuts Quarries Around Letpadaung Copper Mine. 29 March 2017. Death of a Journalist. 27 September 2017 . UN Investigation Can Help Move Myanmar Down the Path of Democracy. 29 March 2017. MPs Criticize YCDC's Proposed Budget. 28 March 2017. China Army Carries Out Drills on Burma Border Amid Tensions. 28 March 2017. State Counselor Visits IDP

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  • Hundreds Demand Probe of Burmese Mine

    Hundreds of villagers held a protest Monday to back their persistent calls for a government probe into a harsh crackdown on protesters against a controversial China-backed copper mine in northern

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  • Burma: Protests against Letpadaung copper

    Hundreds resume Letpadaung mine protest. The Irrawaddy. 28 March 2013. More than 300 farmers in northern Burma's Sagaing Division have resumed their protests against a controversial Chinese-backed copper mine, saying they will refuse compensation and continue to push for the mine's

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  • Burma Partnership » Letpadaung Copper Mine

    The incident at the Letpadaung copper mine near Monywa, Sagaing Region, saw riot police brutally break up an 11-day protest by activists and monks against the mine that is forcing people off their land and causing major environmental damage. The police stormed the protest camp in the middle of the night, used tear gas and incendiary devices to break up the rally and injured at least 65 monks

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  • Burma: riot police move in to break up copper mine protest

    Nov 29, 2012· Burma: riot police move in to break up copper mine protest This article is more than 7 years old Activists say at least 50 people were injured in protest which has become test of Burma's

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  • Burma: Investigate Violent Crackdown on

    (Bangkok) – The government of Burma should promptly and impartially investigate alleged excessive force by local authorities against peaceful anti-copper mine protesters. On November 29, 2012

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  • Burma Partnership » Myanmar: Letpadaung

    Myanmar: Letpadaung Mine Protesters Still Denied Justice By Amnesty International • November 27, 2015 Share; Tweet; Google; Myanmar's government stands accused of putting profits before human rights at the Letpadaung copper mine, with continued detention of activists and continued refusal to investigate use of white phosphorous against peaceful protestors, said Amnesty International today

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  • Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the

    Aug 03, 2015· Against Letpadaung: copper mining in Myanmar and the struggle for human rights .The Letpadaung copper mine in the Sagaing Region of central Myanmar has become a

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  • Myanmar: Canadian mining company

    In December 2014 one woman died and several other people were injured when police opened fire on protestors at the Letpadaung site.© AP/Press Association Images Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines Limited and Chinese mining interests have profited from, and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in serious human rights abuses and illegal activity around the Monywa copper mine

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  • Chinese-Backed Firm Granted Massive Copper

    Singapore Agency to Help Myanmar Find Partners for Key Infrastructure Projects. 28 May 2020. Burma Chinese-Backed Firm Granted Massive Copper and Gold Exploration Permit in Myanmar. A group of surveyors for the mining project study in Sagaing region. / PanAust . 10.4k; By Nan Lwin 3 June 2020 . YANGON—The Australian-based subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company has obtained a gold

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  • Chinese Company Behind Controversial Copper Mine Eyes

    Dec 03, 2018· The first Letpadaung copper mining project, a joint venture between the Myanmar military-owned Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL) and the Chinese firm Wanbao, was launched in 2010. About 7,800 acres (3,200 hectares) of land in Salingyi Township were confiscated for the project, which has been dogged by serious protests by locals

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  • Burma: The Cost of Copper | Pulitzer Center

    LETPADAUNG TAUNG, Burma — Last February, a local government agent approached village headman U Thein with an offer: $600 to "lease" a large tract of communal rice paddies that needed to be cleared for an army-owned company and its Chinese partner to expand a copper mine in this sun-baked swath of northern Burma.

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