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Two news items cover the occurrence of an explosion at a privately-owned Chinese coal mine in Anhui which claimed 12 lives, and an agreement with Papua New Guinea which will allow teams of Chinese explorers to search the country for precious and base metals.
The Materials Knowledge Transfer Network, a new partnership between businesses, universities, and research and technology organisations to boost UK manufacturing, was inaugerated by Science and Innovation Minister Lord Sainsbury, on 19 January.