Changes in Chinese Investment in the International Minerals Industry

Author(s): 
Matthew Greentree, Louis Bucci and Gavin Chan
Date: 
Thursday, December 5, 2013
First presented: 
The AusIMM Bulletin, December 2013
Type: 
Published paper
Category: 
Geology
Project Evaluation

China is the world’s second largest economy and has become one of the largest consumers of mineral resources (World Bank, 2013 & WTO, 2013). Despite being one of the major global mineral resource producers and importers, China faces a relative shortage of resources. In order to sustain the development of China’s economy, the government has set out a “Going Out Policy” to encourage Chinese companies to diversify their reliance on importing key commodities through the open market, by investing in resource companies and assets overseas (China State Council 2006).

Feature Author

Matthew Greentree

Matthew Greentree has over 16 years of experience in mineral exploration geology, and has international experience working on various deposit styles, including lode gold, IOCG, sediment-hosted Cu-Co and base metal deposits, magmatic nickel, and BIF-hosted iron ores.  His industry experience includes his role as a gold exploration geologist for Sons of Gwalia, and various grassroots and advanced nickel exploration projects in China and Central Australia, whilst in the employ of Anglo American Exploration.  Matthew’s consultancy expertise is in exploration targeting and the evaluation of exploration projects, valuation and public reporting.

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