China will continue to play a large part in international mining markets for years to come, according to BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers.

Speaking at BHP’s annual general meeting, Kloppers said his company would continue to find ways to meet Chinese demand.

Website miningaustralia said in some cases, China has been the only source of demand for commodities during this last year, proving it to have a strong and resilient industry.