Bloody Batteries: China’s Exploitation of Congolese Children for Cobalt in Electric Car Batteries

David Zhang
By David Zhang
July 27, 2022China Insider

Mining companies backed by the Chinese regime are using Congolese children to mine cobalt, a key component in electric car batteries. Are American carmakers helping China to exploit African children? China dominates the world’s cobalt processing. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are unsafe working conditions, pay of less than $1 a day, injuries, and diseases inside the mines. Are these the consequences of a greener world? And are bloody batteries, made from cobalt, the best source for the future of cars? And is the American green agenda built with the bloody hands of children in Africa?

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