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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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24 April 2006

Al-Jazeera coverage of the incident at Merowe Dam, Sudan [video footage in arabic]

Author: Al-Jazeera

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24 April 2006

SHRO [Sudan Human Rights organization] condemns murderous attacks on citizens of Merowe Dam

Author: Sudan Human Rights organization, Cairo office

The Sudan Human Rights organization Cairo Office is gravely concerned for the murderous attacks on the citizens of the Merwoe Dam area by government security forces and militia groups on the 22nd of April, 2006. As relayed by several witnesses, as well...

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22 April 2006

Three killed in Sudan protest over Nile dam

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19 February 2006

China's investment, clout in Africa cause concern

Author: Laurie Goering, Chicago Tribune

All told, Chinese investment on the long-neglected continent has mushroomed from $10 billion in 2000 to $18 billion in 2003...China's willingness to deal with rogue regimes, to overlook public corruption and to push ahead with projects regardless of...

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1 December 2005

The China model

Author: Ben Schiller, Open Democracy

[China's] model of international development is of increasing concern to NGOs, international financial institutions and Western companies trying to improve transparency and human rights, and develop “capacity” in poor countries. The worry is that...

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29 November 2005

Hamdab Dam - Row over water wells between Chinese, residents [Sudan]

Author: Sudan Tribune

Reports from Hamdab Dam (Officially known as Merowe Dam) affected area confirmed that the whole affected area is on the verge of explosion anytime into violence, after the sudden escalations of events between the dam authorities and the affected people...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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18 October 2005

Burma’s Missing Timber Millions: Destination China

Author: Global Witness

A new report, launched today by Global Witness...“A Choice for China – Ending the destruction of Burma’s northern frontier forests”, details shocking new evidence of the massive illicit plunder of Burma’s forests by Chinese logging companies...[Jon...

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27 August 2005

The Economics of Genocide in Sudan

Author: Eric Reeves, professor of English, Smith College, in Political Affairs [USA]

...very little attention has been paid to those economic realities that explain Khartoum's ability to conduct serial genocide in Sudan...[Current] financing of genocide in Sudan derives chiefly from oil revenues... [which] now exceed $2 billion per...

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4 July 2005

The Chinese in Africa

Author: Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 News [UK]

"They just come and do it. We don't start to hold meetings about environmental impact assessment, human rights, bad governance and good governance. I'm not saying that's right, I'm just saying Chinese investment is succeeding because they don't set...

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