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Norinco Head Leads Chinese Delegation to Naypyidaw

27 December 2012

Zhang Guoqing, president of China North Industries Corporation (Norinco), led a Chinese delegation to Burma’s capital on Monday, according to the website of President’s Office. During his visit, Zhang met with President Thein Sein and other senior Burmese officials. No details were released about their discussions, but it is assumed that one issue on the agenda was the status of the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division, which has faced strong opposition from local residents. A subsidiary of Norinco, a state-owned Chinese weapons manufacturer, is the chief investor in the project.