Guangfeng black talc industry threatened by local disputes

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 22 January 2016

The black talc industry in Guangfeng, in China’s southern Jiangxi province, has a long history built upon the unusually high grade of its local deposits. Despite having government support to expand production, local talc producer Fangzheng is facing staunch opposition to its plans – conflicts that could paralyse the regional black talc industry.

Efforts to expand black talc production in the Chinese city of Shangrao, Jiangxi, continue to face opposition – strangling supply of the ceramic raw material from the region.

Local mining company, Fangzheng Nonmetallic Mineral Development Co., applied to expand its black talc mining operations in Shangrao’s Guangfeng district five years ago, but was denied...

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