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Chinese growth engine fires back up

If there was any doubt about what keeps China’s leaders awake at night it was obvious last week, it’s the prospect of social unrest in a population of 1.2 billion – which is why the world’s mining industry has been boosted by the sight of striking Chinese coal miners and displaced steel mill workers.

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Gentlemen, start your engines: China's PM Li Keqiang suggests he'll do what it takes to keep the country growing

Drawing a direct line between events at the country’s coal mines and steel mills and a pleasing rise in prices for most minerals is not easy, but it seems obvious that there is a connection.

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