Time for China-Australian mining forces to head west

John Saunders does not think it is good enough for Australia to simply dig up its resources and ship them to China. The Yilgarn Infrastructure chairman is convinced the countries can work comfortably on joint projects. He has pioneered such partnerships before, building a stadium and a dam and a steel rolling mill through 50/50 ventures in Asia between Chinese and Australian firms. Now he is eager to deploy $3 billion on a vast infrastructure project in Western Australia, via Yilgarn, another joint venture. This rail network and port, at Oakajee, would open up the Mid West, the state's second major iron ore region after the Pilbara...more at The Australian Business

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