Chinese Workers at the Basamuk Site
I’ve been waiting for this moment for almost six months now. It is not often that one gets insights into how the Chinese do business in Papua New Guinea. The six month delay has been due to the translation of a blog published by a Chinese worker who left the Ramu Nickel Mine rather disappointed. The delay of this blog post has also been due to ethical debates as to whether extracts should be published given the possibility of this young Chinese blogger facing negative repercussions back home.
This kid has got guts, publishing such a controversial piece in China. It provides insights into the bullying and corruption at MCC’s Ramu Nickel Mine and highlights China’s global economic agenda of primitive accumulation and neo-colonialism.
It also reveals that not all Chinese who come to work for MCC are bad and those with a moral conscience leave Ramu Nico rather disappointed. Those who do remain are some of the most corrupt mine officials and workers.
Tomorrow I will be presenting some material at a lecture to students at Divine Word University and publishing more details online on the Namorong Report.