Construction, including dam-building
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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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Xiamen C & D Corp. (previously Xiamen Construction and Development Corp.) did not respond to: New film pm 2009 violence, killings at Zijin Mining’s Rio Blanco project
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese firms' impacts abroad Construction, including dam-building Latin American region Violence & Abuses Zijin Mining's Rio Blanco project -- reports on conflict & company responses, Apr 2011
- This is a non response from the following companies: Xiamen C & D Corp. (previously Xiamen Construction and Development Corp.)
Author: Kevin Bloom & Richard Poplak, Times [So. Africa]
Namibia's construction industry, along with its allies in the unions, is preparing for an unprecedented showdown with Chinese firms that, they claim, are operating outside the law..."The problem we have with the Chinese is that they do not respect our...
China Railway Construction response regarding allegations of human rights abuses related to the activities of its subsidiary Corriente Resources in Ecuador
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
[Translation of the original company response in Chinese provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] My company participates and invests in Ecuador’s copper project. We are currently undertaking preliminary research projects and have not...
- Related stories: Ecuador: Report on the human rights abuses of mining projects by Corriente Resources, including alleged complicity with govt.'s violence - full report includes comments by the firm Ecuador: Reporte sobre el impacto de Corriente Resources sobre los derechos humanos y el medio ambiente, incluyendo violencia contra activistas por parte de las autoridades
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese investment overseas Construction, including dam-building Labour issues Latin American region
- This is a response from the following companies: China Railway Construction
Author: Ikal Angelei & Samuel Maina in Daily Nation [Kenya]
The involvement of Chinese companies in the Gibe III Dam on the Omo River, Ethiopia, seems endless. The latest entry into this largely unpopular and potentially catastrophic project is Sinohydro...This dam is being built on the ancestral lands of the...
Author: Peter Bosshard, International Rivers [US]
Dams have impoverished tens of thousands of people and triggered serious human rights violations in Sudan. Now Chinese companies have won contracts to build three more hydropower projects in the country…[that] would displace more than 10,000 people...
Author: Ghana News Agency
Tension is mounting among the 221 Ghanaian workforce of the China Jiangxi International and Technical Cooperation (CJIC) engaged on the Akatsi-Tadzewu-Dzodze-Akanu road over alleged bad treatment by the Chinese management. The workers accused...
Author: Kachin Development Networking Group
...the Chinese government has failed to reply to numerous public appeals from affected peoples...highlighting concerns including the forced displacement of 15,000 people and the likelihood of a disastrous dam break in an earthquake-prone area...The...
- Related stories: Kachin Development Networking Group says China Power Investment dam will displace 15,000.
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese Investment Overseas Construction, including dam-building Environmental issues Land Rights & Displacements Southeast Asia
- Related companies: China Power Investment
A Chinese construction group [China Railway Engineering (CREC)] is inflicting "unacceptable" working conditions on its Congolese labourers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a leading African human rights group [African Association for the Defence...
Author: Ashok Sharma, AP
Three Chinese engineers have been arrested and charged in the deaths of 40 factory workers killed when a chimney collapsed at the power plant they were building in central India… The power plant, owned by Bharat Aluminum, or BALCO [part of Vedanta...
Author: Burma Rivers Network
Hundreds of local villagers were forced to greet the Minister of Electric Power and Minister of Energy today at an official “celebration” ceremony to launch the construction of China’s Myitsone dam, which will…impact millions living along Burma’s main...