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Construction, including dam-building

This is the construction-sector section of our platform on Chinese Investment Overseas

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


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4 September 2011

Controversial Chinese projects in Cambodia bow to public pressure

Author: Toh Han Shih, South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

Two Chinese state-owned companies held back from their investment projects in Cambodia under public pressure, a sign China is paying more heed to international opinion. China Southern Power Grid (CSG) has pulled out of controversial dam projects in...

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12 August 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi: China's dam project in Burma is dangerous and divisive

Author: Jonathan Watts, Guardian [UK]

Aung San Suu Kyi...has called for a halt to a massive Chinese hydropower project on the Irrawaddy river that has alarmed environmentalists and added to a long-running conflict between tribal militias and the government in Rangoon. The Nobel laureate...

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Company response
20 July 2011

Response by China Road & Bridge: Bishkek-Torugart road builders employed by Chinese company Sinzyan-Basin (part of China Road and Bridge) protest against discrimination, other labour abuses.

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15 July 2011

China Power Ignored Internal Report Calling for Dam Cancellation [Burma]

Author: Saw Yan Naing, The Irrawaddy [Thailand]

After conducting an assessment, a group of Chinese and Burmese scientists working for the China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) recommended in an internal report that the company cancel its Myitsone Dam project on the Irrawaddy River in northern...

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6 July 2011

China Urged to Halt Myanmar Dams

Author: Wall Street Journal [USA]

A coalition of Myanmar dissident groups called on China to halt a series of dam projects it is building... the latest sign of rising hostility toward Chinese investment there. The call comes as sporadic fighting has continued between Myanmar troops...

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5 July 2011

Demand to the Chinese Government to Stop Dam Projects and Plea to the Chinese People

Author: All Burma Monks’ Alliance, The 88 Generation Students, Arakan Ray, Democratic Students and Youths Force in Rangoon Division All Burma Federation of Student Unions, 2007 Generation Students Union Arakan Students Union All Burma Youths Union, Basic Education Students Union

Presently Thein Sein regime is waging fierce offensives against Kachin people and the Kachin Independence Army with the aim of implementing dam projects in Kachin State. The world is witnessing damage to Kachin people's life and property wroughtby...

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4 July 2011

Lambasting Chinese Companies Could Imperil African Workers, Analysts Say

Author: Michael Martin, International Business Times

[T]he Zimbabwe Allied Trade Workers Union Secretary-General Muchapiwa Mazarura reportedly said that strong ties between Beijing and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's administration have enabled Chinese companies in Zimbabwe to operate above the law...

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Company non-response
15 June 2011

Dongfang Electric did not respond to: Gibe 3 Dam being built by Dongfang Electric will displace hundreds of thousands from farmland, threaten them with poverty & hunger, according to NGOs.

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15 June 2011

Gibe III dam projects in Kenya and Ethiopia, and company responses

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The NGOs International Rivers, Friends of Lake Turkana (based in Kenya) and Bank Track have raised concerns that the construction of the Gibe 3 Dam in Ethiopia will "ravage the fragile ecosystems of the Lower Omo Valley in Ethiopia and Lake Turkana in...

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9 June 2011

Bishkek-Torugart road builders employed by Chinese company Sinzyan-Basin Ltd. protest against discrimination and abuses of their labour rights [Kyrgyzstan]

Author: CA-NEWS

[Title translation and summary translation of the original Russian language article provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Scroll down this page for China Road and Bridge response]. In Kemin, 50 Kyrgyz citizens working for the...

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