Jade mining ban in western China

As gemstone reserves run low in western China, prices are spiking and miners losing their jobs.

    " />

    As jade reserves run low in western China, the government has now banned mining of the gemstone in parts of the town of Hotan.

    The situation is threatening the livelihood of miners, and the scarcity of the gemstone has forced the price of jade up to 10,000 times more than it was 30 years ago.
    Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Hotan, western China.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death at the dinner table

    Death at the dinner table

    Blake Sifton was born to a family of funeral directors. He explores the prevalence of mental illness in the profession.

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Assessing Trump: Is the president fit for office?

    Experts discuss President Trump's mental state - and his effect on others.

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Why did Raila Odinga withdraw from the election rerun?

    Odinga's withdrawal will not make Uhuru Kenyatta president. But it will give more time to prepare for the new vote.