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While the trade and purchase of “conflict” diamonds has been well-publicized, other minerals are routinely mined and traded in war-torn countries such as Congo. Surprisingly, or at least not as well publicized, many of these minerals play an integral role in the development of cell phones.

Four minerals commonly used in cellphones [...]

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Last month, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued new restrictions on foreign correspondents and their ability to accurately and independently report news from their homeland–the fast-growing, emerging power that is China. Chinese law already forbids Chinese journalists from working for foreign news sources. The new law, known as the “Code of Conduct,” imposes restrictions on [...]

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