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简体中文: 中资企业在海外投资

Welcome to our information platform on the social and environmental impacts of Chinese companies operating overseas.  It aims to: raise awareness of existing guidelines; increase transparency; and strengthen accountability.  It is within the broader context of our work encouraing companies headquartered in all regions to respect human rights.  More about the platform.

 

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Chinese Mining Operations in Katanga - Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development

This report, the first of its kind, provides a snapshot of working conditions in Katanga in Chinese-run enterprises... The objective of the research was to survey working conditions in Chinese companies operating in the mining sector in Katanga by...

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10 June 2009

Asia: Land grabs threaten food security

Author: IRIN

The problem of land grabbing by foreign investors and governments...extends well beyond the confines of Cambodia...In the Philippines this year, Bahrain secured 10,000 ha for agro-fishery, Qatar leased 100,000 ha, and an unknown company from China...

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8 June 2009
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Author: Servaas van den Bosch, Inter Press Service

"Les entreprises d'Etat chinoises…méprisent la réglementation du travail", affirme Herbert Jauch [chercheur à] l'Institut namibien des ressources et de recherche sur le travail…[et] co-éditeur d'une étude à paraître bientôt sur les investissements...

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2 June 2009

Controversial Chinese Firm Given Another Copper Mine [Zambia]

Author: Kelvin Kachingwe, Inter Press Service News Agency

The desperate need to find an alternative investor for the closed Luanshya Copper Mines (joint venture International Mineral Resources, Bein Stein Group Resources) in Zambia’s Copperbelt has not prevented some Zambians from fiercely opposing the...

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27 May 2009

Environment-friendly brick kilns start functioning [Pakistan]

Author: The News [Pakistan]

Kicking off a new era of environment-friendly initiatives, two units based on third generation...brick kiln technology...have started functioning in the city on experimental basis. these brick kilns can pave the way for introduction of new technology...

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23 April 2009

Bauxite bashers: The government chooses economic growth over xenophobia and greenery [Vietnam]

Author: Economist [UK]

[T]he government is seeking to attract…investment to develop bauxite mining and aluminium refining projects…It has already signed a contract with a subsidiary of Chinalco…to build one mine and agreed with Alcoa…to carry out a feasibility study for...

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13 March 2009
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Author: AFP

Le fonds de pension public norvégien...a vendu ses parts dans la société chinoise Dongfeng Motor, accusée d'avoir fourni du matériel militaire au régime paria de Birmanie...Impliqué dans une série d'affaires de corruption, le conglomérat allemand...

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1 January 2009
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Author: Flacso Ecuador

El enorme potencial hídrico y energético de la región amazónica ecuatoriana (RAE), es visto recientemente como un factor de desarrollo local sostenible. Las políticas para el aprovechamiento del agua en la RAE son producto del sistema político y se...

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15 December 2008

Battle in a Poor Land for Riches Beneath the Soil [Niger]

Author: Lydia Polgreen, New York Times

Niger’s northern desert caps one of the world’s largest deposits of uranium, and demand for it has surged as global warming has increased interest in nuclear power...A French mining company is building the world’s largest uranium mine in northern Niger...

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14 November 2008

In Burma, business ventures start with military

Author: Daniel Pepper, San Francisco Chronicle

In 2007, sales of natural gas brought in some $3 billion, while teak and other lumber earned about $480 million..."You name it and they (military) have figured out a way to flip it and make money out of it," said a former Western diplomat..."If a...

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