The Kuwait or Saudi Arabia of central Asia

An interesting piece from the Guardian about the contrasts of life in Mongolia – the burgeoning wealth from the mining sector, and the suffering of those who live the harshest of lives in some of the most inhospitable conditions on earth.  The themes are familiar enough.  The question, I suppose, is whether Mongolia ever will realise its economic potential.  And, if it does, whether the benefits will ever reach the majority of its people.

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