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Introductory material: “The New Great Walls: A Guide to China’s Overseas Dam Industry”, International Rivers (hydro)

 

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10 February 2014

Union Development Group did not respond to: Union Development Group re evictions for resort project in Cambodia

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22 January 2014

[video] Lao Farmers Confront Police Over Land Grab

Author: Radio Free Asia

A citizen video shows a rare confrontation between authorities and villagers in Bokeo Province in Northern Laos. The villagers gathered to block construction workers from digging up their rice fields to build an airport. They say they have not...

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19 January 2014

South Sudan civil war still no deterrent to Chinese firms

Author: Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post

Hundreds of Chinese nationals and tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing the worsening civil war in South Sudan, yet Chinese companies are still investing billions of dollars in the troubled region. "Chinese companies, notably CNPC..., have...

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8 January 2014

Mozambique: Workers strike over alleged abuses by China Road and Bridge Corporation; company did not respond to AFP's requests for comment

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6 January 2014

Chinese dam builders rush to Latin America

Author: Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post

There has been a huge increase in Chinese dam projects in South America, which has expanded China's geopolitical clout in the continent but also drawn allegations of poor corporate social responsibility. "China's involvement in hydropower development...

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Company response
25 November 2013

Sinohydro Group response to report by Rights Action about alleged violence & intimidation against Lenca indigenous communities related to the constructions of Agua Zarca dam, Honduras

Author: Sinohydro Group Limited

The Contract Agreement of Agua Zarca Dam Project with DESA was terminated on August 24th 2013…Sinohydro…signed the Contract Agreement on November 16th 2012, with DESA as the Employer for the construction…Right from the very beginning of our...

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8 October 2013

China Union Employees Claim Modern Slavery [Liberia]

Author: New Dawn (Liberia)

[Business & Human Rights invited China Union to respond. Response provided.] Several workers of China Union have described the current work condition at the former Bong Mines concession site as a complete modern slavery…Dozens of aggrieved workers...

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Company non-response
11 September 2013

China Railway Engineering did not respond to: Chinese version of Amnesty Intl. report highlights human rights abuses in mining sector in Katanga.

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31 August 2013

Conflict sensitivity in South Sudan: ensuring economic development supports peace

Author: Saferworld

By April 2013, Chinese companies had signed Memoranda of Understanding for more than 60 projects in a range of sectors including roads, schools, telecoms, energy, and bridges...A joint research project between South Sudanese and Chinese academics in...

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23 August 2013

‘The Momentum Is Still Good’ [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Zwa Moe, Saw Yan Naing, Irrawaddy (Thailand)

…After the suspension of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project…Beijing was forced to re-evaluate its approach to dealing with Burma…Providing arms and other support to Burma’s generals to win access to resources and other strategically...

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