Date: Saturday September 25, 2010
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto
China Gold International Resources Corporation (formerly Jinshan Mining) is a Chinese-owned, but Vancouver-based, mining corporation that recently purchased a copper mine in Gyama (Ch: Jiama), near Lhasa, Tibet’s capital. This area is also the birthplace of the great Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo.
China Gold International Resources is the overseas arm of China Gold Group Corp – one of China’s largest state-owned mining companies and a company that has been operating in Gyama for a number of years. In 2009, local Tibetans in Gyama protested the contamination of water resources and the resettlement of nomads as a result of the mine operations.
Mining is likely to intensify now that China Gold is raising capital in Canada to fund its mining operations in Tibet.
SFT Canada has notified the company of our opposition to their mine operation in Gyama and called for their immediate withdrawal from Tibet. We have yet to receive a response, so join us on Saturday and help ensure China Gold hears our call to Stop Mining Tibet loud and clear.
Join the protest and help deter other Canadian corporations from doing unethical business in Tibet. Together, we can send a message that until Tibetans are in a position to freely make decisions about the use of their own land, no Chinese or other foreign-owned companies should be profiting off of Tibet’s natural resources.
Not in the Toronto area this weekend? Make your voice heard and send your own letter to China Gold’s CEO Xin Song:
Suite 1030, One Bentall Centre
505 Burrard Street, Box 31
Canada V7X 1M5
Learn more about this urgent issue on HighPeaksPureEarth.
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Tibet Will Be Free!
Tenzin Lobsang and everyone at SFT Canada