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Afghan mine stalled by Chinese demands, rebels

Work to preserve Buddhist relics also delaying progress at US$3b copper mine

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An Afghan archeologist cleaning a statue found in an ancient Buddhist temple in Mes Aynak. Work to preserve the artefacts must be finished before mining can begin.

Mes Aynak, Afghanistan

CHINA and Afghanistan remain deadlocked over a stalled US$3 billion copper mine five months after Beijing demanded royalties be slashed by almost half, underlining Kabul's struggles to support itself as foreign aid dries up.

The copper, lying beneath the

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