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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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Company non-response
25 November 2009

China Power Investment did not respond to: Kachin Development Networking Group calls for stop to Irrawaddy dam project (joint venture between China Power Investment, Asia World Company and the State Peace and Development Council of the Burmese military...

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1 September 2008

[PDF] China in Burma: The Increasing Investment of Chinese Multinational Corporations in Burma’s Hydropower, Oil and Natural Gas, and Mining Sectors

Author: EarthRights International

EarthRights International (ERI) has identified at least 69 Chinese multinational corporations (MNCs) involved in at least 90 hydropower, oil and natural gas, and mining projects in Burma...In pursuit of Burma’s natural resources, China has provided...

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14 June 2008

Ghana: Alleged Maltreatment, Bui Workers Want Govt Intervention

Author: Micael Boateng, Ghanaian Chronicle

Ghanaian workers at the Bui hydroelectric Power site have called on Government, the Labour Commission, Trade Union Congress of Ghana (TUC), and the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), to come to their aid, as the working...

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Company non-response
19 February 2008

China Power Investment did not respond to: Construction of Myitsone dam (China Power Investment, Burmese Govt.) begins - concerns of extortion & abuse of villagers by army.

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13 August 2007

China, Filling a Void, Drills for Riches in Chad

Author: Howard French & Lydia Polgren with Fan Wenxin, New York Times

To help [develop Chad's export sector], China plans to build the country’s first oil refinery, lay new roads, provide irrigation and erect a mobile telephone network... To achieve...growth [in its investments in Africa, China] has bypassed...

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28 July 2007

The Quest for Oil - China invests while Sudan wars in Darfur

Author: Dan Morrison, US News & World Report

China has invested an estimated $6 billion plus in Sudan's oil infrastructure... Africa's biggest ongoing dam project, the Merowe Dam, will soon provide 1,250 megawatts to [Sudan], courtesy of the Chinese International Water & Electric Corp....

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Company response
22 May 2007

China Road & Bridge response regarding alleged labour rights abuses at Loutété cement factory, Rep. of Congo

Author: China Road & Bridge (CRBC)

The news report is not true. Our branch office in Congo has already held a news release. We’ve asked the website [that published the original allegations] to clarify the facts and apologize to our company, and we reserve the right to proceed against...

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9 May 2007

Chinese banks need to catch up on environmental policies

Author: BankTrack

A new report...by BankTrack...and Friends of the Earth US...finds that only two of China’s ten most important banks -- China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Chexim) -- have publicly-disclosed environmental policies. Both...

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7 May 2007
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Author: Patrick Éric Mampouya, Kimpwanza [Congo]

L'ouvrier congolais ne mâche pas ses mots lorsqu'il évoque le climat social de son usine de ciment de Loutété, dans le sud du Congo : "Il y a ici une injustice pratiquée par la direction chinoise de l'entreprise qui s'apparente à une forme d'esclavage"...

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7 May 2007

Congolese workers at a cement factory in Loutété are working in what they describe as slave conditions [Rep. of Congo]

Author: libcom.org

Workers for Société nouvelle des ciments du Congo (Sonocc) [operated by China Road & Bridge], are being paid...£20...per month in spite of an agreement...promising them...£49...Chinese workers are allowed to use the company infirmary whereas...

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