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4 September 2011

Controversial Chinese projects in Cambodia bow to public pressure

Author: Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

Two Chinese state-owned companies held back from their investment projects in Cambodia under public pressure, a sign China is paying more heed to international opinion. China Southern Power Grid (CSG) has pulled out of controversial dam projects in the...

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12 August 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi: China's dam project in Burma is dangerous and divisive

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian [UK]

Aung San Suu Kyi...has called for a halt to a massive Chinese hydropower project on the Irrawaddy river that has alarmed environmentalists and added to a long-running conflict between tribal militias and the government in Rangoon. The Nobel laureate...

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12 August 2011

Oil company must apologise for Bohai spill [China]

Author: Raymond Li, South China Morning Post {Hong Kong]

The agency in charge of maritime resources has ordered ConocoPhillips China to apologise for failing to contain an oil spill in the Bohai Sea, and accused the company of taking advantage of lenient regulations...The company missed an August 7 deadline...

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15 July 2011

China Power Ignored Internal Report Calling for Dam Cancellation [Burma]

Author: Saw Yan Naing, The Irrawaddy [Thailand]

After conducting an assessment, a group of Chinese and Burmese scientists working for the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) recommended in an internal report that the company cancel its Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River in northern...

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6 July 2011

China Urged to Halt Myanmar Dams

Author: Wall Street Journal [USA]

A coalition of Myanmar dissident groups called on China to halt a series of dam projects it is building... the latest sign of rising hostility toward Chinese investment there. The call comes as sporadic fighting has continued between Myanmar troops and...

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5 July 2011

Demand to the Chinese Government to Stop Dam Projects and Plea to the Chinese People

Author: All Burma Monks’ Alliance, The 88 Generation Students, Arakan Ray, Democratic Students and Youths Force in Rangoon Division All Burma Federation of Student Unions, 2007 Generation Students Union Arakan Students Union All Burma Youths Union, Basic Education Students Union

Presently Thein Sein regime is waging fierce offensives against Kachin people and the Kachin Independence Army with the aim of implementing dam projects in Kachin State. The world is witnessing damage to Kachin people's life and property wroughtby...

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15 June 2011

Gibe III dam projects in Kenya and Ethiopia, and company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The NGOs International Rivers, Friends of Lake Turkana (based in Kenya) and Bank Track have raised concerns that the construction of the Gibe 3 Dam in Ethiopia will "ravage the fragile ecosystems of the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia and Lake Turkana in...

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21 May 2011

Chinese mining firms skirt PH laws [Philippines]

Author: Tony S. Bergonia, Philippines Daily Inquirer

China has put on its menu thousands of hectares of mineral-rich land in the Philippines to feed its appetite for metals but with barely a regard for the environment or for Philippine laws, according to a report by...Pacific Strategies and Assessments.....

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9 February 2011

Papua New Guinea Campaign Update – Trial Begins; Will Decide Whether Mine Waste Can Be Dumped into the Sea

Author: Cultural Survival

February 7 was the opening day of a trial that will determine whether a Chinese mining company can dump waste from its Ramu nickel mine and refinery [joint venture Highlands Pacific, Mineral Resources Development (Papua New Guinea state-owned company),...

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16 December 2010

Is China greening Africa?

Author: Stephen Marks, Co-ordinator of the Fahamu China in Africa project, Pambazuka News [UK]

Is China smartening up its environmental and social act in Africa? It certainly wants to be seen as doing just that. One telling example was the recent Chinese government-sponsored ‘top Chinese enterprises in Africa’ competition, won by China Road and...

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