Extractives, including oil and mines

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Introductory material:

How to Engage with Chinese Companies and EITI”, Global Witness
Transparency Matters”, Global Witness
Tackling Conflict Minerals”, Global Witness
China’s Mining Industry at Home and Overseas: Development, Impacts and Regulation”, GHub

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