NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- China, the world's largest copper consumer, is focusing on the Canadian markets to gain access to new copper resources. The acquisition of Vancouver-based junior copper-gold explorer Continental Minerals for $432 million by China-based Jinchuan Group helps demonstrate China's insatiable appetite for the metal and its pursuit of gaining access to additional copper assets.These three junior Canadian miners will likely attract China's interest, especially in projects that produce copper concentrates and not the finished metal. The pace of M&A in the junior space is escalating, as they not only form part of the supply chain for the much needed copper, but China is facing a supply crunch.
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