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China gobbles Amazon rainforest ore to clean its polluted skies

It is turning to Brazil for its resources instead; the latter's exports are booming, but its forests are vanishing

Vale mine in Barao de Cocai. Brazil accounts for about 22 per cent of the world's iron-ore trade, and most comes from Vale.

Rio de Janeiro

A BID by China to clean up pollution in its biggest cities and industrial towns is fuelling a push to mine resource riches on the other side of the globe in the Amazon rainforest - one of the most environmentally sensitive areas on Earth.

Smog-laden skies across the

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