China lectures Zimbabwe on transparency and environment after mining ban

For many years, Chinese companies have been on the receiving end of claims that they are not transparent in their operations and are destroying ecosystems in their search for raw materials in Africa.But when Zimbabwe last week reversed its decision to license Chinese companies to mine Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park, China lectured the southern African nation on the need to be transparent.Guo Shaochun, the Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe, said he wanted the Zimbabwean government to be more…