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Company non-response
13 November 2012

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) did not respond to: Shell holds back investment citing its human rights code, while CNPC partners with MOGE on pipeline project, allegedly involving land seizures & forced labour.

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Article
21 December 2012

Authorities reject application of protest against CNPC on Madae Island [Burma]

Author: Narinjara News [Burma]

Burmese authorities have rejected the application of local residents for a peaceful protest...outside the office of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) that is working for the Shwe Gas Project on Kyaukpru’s Madae Island...[A]n organizer of...

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Article
14 February 2013

Burma police ‘used white phosphorous’ on mine protesters

Author: Jonah Fisher, BBC

Burmese police fired military-issue white phosphorus grenades to disperse protesters at a controversial copper mine, a new report says. Scores of people, many of them monks, were injured and burned when authorities moved in to violently end months of...

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Story
13 March 2013

Myanmar: Many villagers reject compensation for land taken for Letpadaung copper mine & resume protests

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Article
13 March 2013

Wanbao Welcomes Inquiry Commission’s Verdict

Author: Kyaw Phyo Tha, Irrawaddy

The Chinese mining company behind the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division has welcomed the final report of a parliamentary commission that advises going ahead with the project despite continuing demands from local people for its...

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Article
1 April 2013

Shan farmers oppose the Shwe pipelines [Myanmar]

Author: Northern Shan Farmers’ Committee

The approaching May 2013 deadline for the completion of China’s giant oil and gas pipelines across Burma is causing growing alarm among thousands of Shans along the pipeline route. A third of the 800-kilometer route crosses northern Shan State, through...

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Article
10 April 2013

Selected impacts of the Shwe natural gas & Myanmar-China oil transport projects

Author: EarthRights International

The Shwe natural gas and Myanmar-China oil transport projects are having severe impacts on affected communities living along and near the projects…Currently nearing completion, the projects are disrupting traditional subsistence agriculture and fishing...

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Company response
30 April 2013

Response by Yee Tung: NGOs allege violence & illegal dismissal of unionised workers at E-Garment factory, owned by Yee Tung and supplying major intl. brands.

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Story
21 May 2013

China Power Investment tells National League for Democracy delegation it wants to restart Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar, suspended over environmental concerns

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Article
25 June 2013

Myanmar's Reform Government To Renegotiate Billions Of Dollars Of Resource Deals To Combat Corruption; Nation's Military And Chinese Companies May Take A Hit

Author: Sophie Song, International Business Times

The Myanmar government will renegotiate billions of dollars' worth of its natural resources deals to clamp down on corruption and impose tougher environmental standards…Myanmar has huge reserves of resources including natural gas, crude oil, tin,...

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