The patterns and practices of Chinese investments in Philippine mining differ from conventional multinational mining investments. First is the method of production: multinational mining companies focus on large-scale mining (LSM), but Chinese investments tend to gravitate towards artisanal small-scale mining (ASM) to evade scrutiny from national authorities and hostile reactions associated with current territorial disputes between the two countries. Second is the method of accumulation: while multinationals use capital-intensive infrastructure and formalized ways of pursuing extraction, ASM capitalizes on multiple methods and ways, such as labour-intensive extraction, community-centered and house-driven support, and flexible infrastructure. And last are the host country linkages: while multinational mining companies need the support of national government agencies to pursue resource extraction, Chinese mining relies more on connections with overseas Chinese communities in the Philippines to access subnational political elites, such as regional politicians, governors, and local officials. For further explanation, please join our discussion on:
🗓 Friday, October 19th, 2018
🕑 02.00 to 05.00 PM
👨🏻‍🏫 Alvin A. Camba, Topic: The Direction, Patterns and Practices of Chinese Investment in Philipine Mining
🏡 At Sajogyo Institute, Jalan Malabar, No. 22, Kota Bogor

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