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steve chao

steve chao

Mongolian economy key issue in upcoming election

2y ago


Mongolians vote on Thursday to elect a new parliament. One of its tasks will be to manage a rapidly expanding economy. A mining boom, spurred by foreign investors, has generated vast wealth. But little of the rewards are trickling down to the nation's poorest. The capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is ringed with slums, and for over a million people that have moved there in recent years, the search for a better life has proved a struggle. Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Bayansogt County, Mongolia.