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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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2 May 2012

Chinese companies in spotlight on May Day [Namibia]

Author: Namibia Press Agency

Chinese-owned construction companies, labour-hire companies, salaries of civil servants and the country’s land reform process are some of the challenges that remain a “thorn in the flesh” of workers in the country. National Union of Namibian Workers ...

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Company response
22 March 2012

Anhui Foreign Economic Construction’s response to concerns about its operations in Marange [Zimbabwe

Author: Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (parent company of Anjin)

Recently some Newspapers and Medias published some untrue news that “Anjin Investment (Private) Limited beats and curses local workers’, such untrue reports come out of zero and are pure slander to Anjin, they cannot stand any test of truth and facts....

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Article
10 March 2012

Chinese officials call on Myanmar to restart suspended $3.6 billion power dam project

Author: Associated Press

Chinese officials have urged Myanmar’s government to restart a Chinese-backed multibillion-dollar power dam project that was suspended apparently without notice last year...The project had drawn protests from ethnic and environmental groups, and the...

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Company response
22 February 2012

Response by MCC8 Group: NGOs concerned by Intex Resources' potential partnership with Chinese firm MCC8 for Mindoro Nickel Project.

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Article
30 January 2012

Sudan Rebels Are Said to Hold Road Crew From China

Author: Keith Bradsher and Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times

More than two dozen Chinese road workers have been seized by a Sudanese rebel group, Chinese and Sudanese officials said Sunday, underlining the risks for China in sending ever-greater numbers of its workers into some of the world’s most turbulent...

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Company non-response
14 December 2011

HydroChina did not respond to: Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in construction of gas pipeline.

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Story
1 November 2011

Philippines: NGOs concerned by Intex Resources' potential partnership with Chinese firm MCC8 for Mindoro Nickel Project - Norwegian Contact Point for OECD Guidelines had identified problems with project's consultation with indigenous people, and...

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Company non-response
26 October 2011

HydroChina did not respond to: Shwe Gas Movement report claims displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in the construction of the gas pipeline.

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Article
18 October 2011

[DOC] Urgent! Violent eviction in Rio Grande – Chone - Ecuador

Author: Acción Ecológica [Ecuador]

This morning October 18, 2011, around 500 military and police special-forces entered the area of Rio Grande using gas and violent repression families installed since June, at the Resistance Camp to Defend Rio Grande. The...police says that the...

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5 October 2011

Warning as dam project halted [Myanmar]

Author: Teddy Ng, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

A Chinese company…has warned of potential legal consequences in response to the Myanmese government's sudden decision to halt the joint venture last week…Lu Qizhou, president of the state-owned China Power...Investment Corporation, said…[t]he...

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