Mineral Resources (Kuàngchǎn zīyuán 矿产资源)|Kuàngchǎn zīyuán 矿产资源 (Mineral Resources)
Jia Yu Guan Iron and Steel Company, 1983. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
China has extensive mineral resources that are critical to the development and success of a modern, economically diverse economy. As China increases foreign exports and domestic consumption of these resources, more attention must be paid to exploiting these resources in a sustainable fashion.
The huge size of China—nearly 9.6 million square kilometers—anticipates the considerable diversity of geologic and