CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (File No. 333-
146790) of our report dated June 25, 2009, relating to the consolidated financial statements and financial
schedule of China Natural Resources, Inc. and subsidiaries (which expresses an unqualified opinion and
includes an explanatory paragraph describing that the Company has significant transactions and
relationships with affiliated companies and an explanatory paragraph stating that in January 2009, the
Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Newhold Investments Limited), and
the effectiveness of China Natural Resources, Inc.’s internal control over financial reporting, which
appears on page F-3 in the 2008 Annual Report on Form 20-F of China Natural Resources, Inc. and
subsidiaries for the year ended December 31, 2008, and to the reference to our Firm under the caption
“Experts” in the Prospectus.
/s/ GHP HORWATH, P.C.
May 11, 2010