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The major problem is the dust — containing cobalt and many other metals, including uranium — that is released during the mining process and settles on the ground.   (Image:  Julien Harneis via   flickr /  CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Hidden Costs of Mining in DR Congo

Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable — their urine and blood samples contain high concentrations of cobalt and other metals. In past…

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The Hidden Costs of Mining in DR Congo

Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable — their urine and blood samples…

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The Fall of China’s Superstar Fan Bingbing

China’s top-paid actress Fan Bingbing has been completely absent from the public for over three months following accusations of tax evasion. On September 6, a report by the Chinese state-run…

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The Hidden Environmental Consequences of Tax Havens

The release of the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers exposed how multinationals, politicians, and the wealthy use offshore tax havens to conceal their wealth and money flows, and reduce their exposure to…

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The 7 Most Detested Groups in China

Who are the most detested groups in China today? Following increasing anti-corruption campaigns that net top offenders and massive exposures of illegal money grabs, the seven groups below have become…

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A Rising Princeling: Deng Xiaoping’s Grandson

Deng Zhuodi, grandson of Deng Xiaoping, was named the party chief of Xin’an, a township administrated by Pingguo County. Deng Xiaoping, who died in 1997, was widely credited for leading China’s…