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The joke’s on Xi: China will not keep its climate fortune

17 December 2022

9:00 AM

17 December 2022

9:00 AM

China is kidding itself if it thinks Western mining corporations and tax-hungry governments are going to sit around and let Xi Jinping be the sole beneficiary of the Net Zero fortune.

While it was convenient to let China soil itself with toxic rare earths mining and outsource its child labour to the fringes of the third world (invisible to the United Nations ?), the resulting piles of gold are starting to cast a shadow over Western empires.

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