Asia Financial: China’s Zijin Mining Polluting Serbian Village, Says Group

China’s Zijin Mining Polluting Serbian Village, Says Group
China’s Zijin Mining Polluting Serbian Village, Says Group

Asia Financial, 13 May 2022:

The group said the Zijin Mining project is one of the many highly polluting Chinese investments undertaken “without necessary environmental and social due diligence”

Bor, in northeastern Serbia, is one of the Balkan country’s most polluted cities, according to Just Finance, a Dutch group that advocates for public budgets spent on development and infrastructure finance to contribute to sustainability.

The group said China’s Zijin Mining, which runs the city’s large-scale copper mining and smelting complex, is one of the many highly polluting Chinese investments undertaken “without the necessary environmental and social due diligence”.

“Since 2018, when the new owner of Bor smelter complex, the Chinese-owned Serbia Zijin Copper started its operations, the lives of the citizens in at least five villages in this area of Serbia have been upended,” the group said.

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