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29 March 2007

Farrow attacks Spielberg, Olympic sponsors on Darfur

Author: Reuters

American actor Mia Farrow has criticized film director Steven Spielberg and four corporate sponsors for supporting the 2008 Beijing Olympics as long as China fails to pressure Sudan over Darfur…Farrow accused China of "bankrolling Darfur's genocide"...

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21 February 2007

[PDF] Commentary as to Berkshire’s holdings in PetroChina Company Limited

Author: Berkshire Hathaway

We have received several communications from the media, shareholders, and others questioning Berkshire’s investment in PetroChina because of the atrocities that are occurring in Sudan. Berkshire agrees that conditions in that country are deplorable and...

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29 January 2007

Fidelity's Sudan problem

Author: Marc Gunther, Fortune

As institutional investors learned that Chinese oil companies are helping to finance genocide in Sudan, many took action... Barclay's Global and Northern Trust are marketing Sudan-free investment funds... Now the divestment campaign is targeting...

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Company non-response
7 January 2007

Harbin Power Engineering (HPE) (part of Harbin Power Equipment) did not respond to: UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing concerned about forced evictions & other abuses related to the Merowe dam project.

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28 September 2006

China's African embrace evokes memories of the old imperialism

Author: John Reed, Financial Times

Today China - as an emerging economic colossus hungry for raw materials - is back in Zambia as a direct investor. Like past foreign patrons, the Chinese are taking no chances with their new prize. In July six workers at the Chinese-owned Chambishi mine...

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9 August 2006

African resentment against China grows [Zambia]

Author: Reuters

When Chinese investors bought struggling copper producer Chambishi Mining Plc, miners in this Zambian town gave them a heroes’ welcome for averting its closure...Three years on, resentment is rising openly against the new owners, NFC Africa [part of...

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Company response
17 May 2006

Response by CWE (see China International Water & Electric): 3 civilians killed during protests over Merowe dam.

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12 May 2006

[DOC] Response of China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) to concerns about shooting near Merowe Dam, Sudan

Author: Ding Zhengguo - Vice President, China International Water & Electric Corp. (CWE) & Project Director, CCMD Joint Venture, Merowe Dam Project

...[T]he Government of Sudan has assigned local security force to be responsible for the security of the Merowe Dam Project since commencement of the Project...Security personnel from professional security companies engaged by the contractors and...

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24 April 2006

Al-Jazeera coverage of the incident at Merowe Dam, Sudan [video footage in arabic]

Author: Al-Jazeera

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24 April 2006

SHRO [Sudan Human Rights organization] condemns murderous attacks on citizens of Merowe Dam

Author: Sudan Human Rights organization, Cairo office

The Sudan Human Rights organization Cairo Office is gravely concerned for the murderous attacks on the citizens of the Merwoe Dam area by government security forces and militia groups on the 22nd of April, 2006. As relayed by several witnesses, as well...

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