Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn A Zijin Mining Group stand at an expo in Tianjin, China, October 22, 2014. Credit: Imaginechina via AP Images The global transition to green energy has brought a resurgence of interest in the mining industry, amid spiking demand for strategic minerals. China’s Zijin Mining, one of the world’s largest mining corporations, stands to gain. Having originally specialized in copper and gold, Zijin is expanding its reach into new metals, including lithium and molybdenum — key ingredients for renewables and electric cars. Data: Company annual reports Since October, it has announced three new acquisitions and expanded its stake in at least two mines. It also completed deals for three lithium assets earlier in 2022. Some question whether this rate of expansion can last. In November, credit ratings agency Fitch downgraded Zijin from investment grade to junk over concern about the company’s debt-fuelled expansion.This week, The Wire looks at Zijin Mining: its emergence as one of China’s largest miners, its overseas investments, and the challenges it faces amid its expansioSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.