I begin with this quote from the Chinese blogger who sets the context of the Chinese story not just in PNG but globally:
“When we had just joined, we were taught that we were supporting the national interest.”
And so this Chinese bloggers story begins in 2008 when he visited the Beijing Headquarters of the China Metellurgical Corporation (MCC) to receive his job contract. HE WRITES:
The first time I went there for an interview, it was like a entering into hall full of
temptations, full of the possibility of profit, I secretly resolved to find a way in there. On March 20, 2008, as I stood by the third ring road, holding Ramu's freshly signed tripartite agreement, waiting for the 957-2 express bus back to the China University of Geosciences, I watched fine car after fine car pass by, and I said to myself, I’ll be there soon.
To be continued…..