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13 October 2010

Mongolia: Eco-warriors call attention to economic development dilemma

Author: Pearly Jacob, EurasiaNet.org

[F]our environmental activists...opened fire on gold mining equipment owned by two foreign companies...The shooters, members of the United Movement of Mongolian Rivers and Lakes...sent a powerful message: Puraam, a Chinese firm, and Centerra Gold, a...

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22 June 2010

Zambia Government Probes Chinese Coal Mine Accident - Official

Author: Nicholas Bariyo, Dow Jones

Zambia's Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development has dispatched a team of inspectors to investigate an accident at Chinese-owned Collum Coal Mine which left at least 22 miners injured Sunday, a government official said Tuesday... Collum Coal Mine.....

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21 June 2010

Zambia: Mine accident leaves 22 miners seriously injured

Author: Zambia News & Information Services

22 miners were seriously injured in an underground mine accident at the Chinese Coal Mine (CCM) in Sinazongwe in Southern Province on Sunday…Both CCM spokesperson and Sinazongwe District Commissioner Oliver Pelete confirmed the development to ZANIS…The...

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3 May 2010

[DOC] Pollution in Gabon: A Chinese Petroleum Company Collared

Author: Pierre Eric Mbog Batassi, Afrik.com

[Title translation, and the following summary of the article's key points, provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; original article in French follows.] The Chinese company Addax Petroleum [part of Sinopec] has been found responsible...

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20 March 2010

PNG landowners stop mine's waste dump

Author: Ilya Gridneff, AAP

Papua New Guinea landowners have won a David and Goliath battle to freeze a Chinese nickel miner's construction of a massive pipeline to dump waste into the sea. The national court in Madang on Friday ordered work to stop on the nickel mine's...

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2 March 2010

China silent to appeals from across the globe to halt dam on Irrawaddy River

Author: Kachin Development Networking Group

...the Chinese government has failed to reply to numerous public appeals from affected peoples...highlighting concerns including the forced displacement of 15,000 people and the likelihood of a disastrous dam break in an earthquake-prone area...The...

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21 December 2009

Black day for Burma’s Irrawaddy: junta ministers host Myitsone dam “celebration”

Author: Burma Rivers Network

Hundreds of local villagers were forced to greet the Minister of Electric Power and Minister of Energy today at an official “celebration” ceremony to launch the construction of China’s Myitsone dam, which will…impact millions living along Burma’s main...

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29 September 2009

[DOC] Survey Confirms Widespread Abuses by Chinese Mining Companies in Congo – Risk of Backlash Warns NGO

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development

A report, Chinese Mining Companies in Katanga, released today (Tuesday 29th September 2009) by Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) is the first-ever survey of its kind, providing a snapshot of working conditions in Chinese-run enterprises...

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Chinese Mining Operations in Katanga - Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development

This report, the first of its kind, provides a snapshot of working conditions in Katanga in Chinese-run enterprises... The objective of the research was to survey working conditions in Chinese companies operating in the mining sector in Katanga by...

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27 May 2009

Environment-friendly brick kilns start functioning [Pakistan]

Author: The News [Pakistan]

Kicking off a new era of environment-friendly initiatives, two units based on third generation...brick kiln technology...have started functioning in the city on experimental basis. these brick kilns can pave the way for introduction of new technology...

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