Zambia: Sata accuses China and Malaysia investors of slavery

Author: Lusaka Times [Zambia], Published on: 21 January 2010

Chinese and other Asian mining firms in Zambia are creating “slave labour” conditions in Africa’s top copper producer, with scant regard for safety or local culture, the main opposition leader said...Patriotic Front leader Michael Sata...said the special tax status and “economic zones” granted to outside investors were a political and racial powder-keg...“This is a landmine because those who have no land will react one day. Why should there be special conditions for the Chinese and Malaysians? Why should they have special treatment?” [refers to Luanshya Copper Mines (part of China Nonferrous Metals Mining Corporation), Chambishi Copper Smelter]

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Related companies: Chambishi Metals China Non-ferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering & Construction (part of China Nonferrous Metal Mining) China Nonferrous Metal Mining