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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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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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25 April 2005

Oil leagues on the boil [China, India]

Author: Jehangir S. Pocha, Telegraph [India]

...the fact that Chinese and Indian oil majors are now signing deals, once almost exclusively the domain of the West and Japanese, is also leading to complaints. Western energy industry executives in Beijing say Indian and Chinese firms observe few...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] Business & human rights: The value of the UN Norms

Author: Alessandra Masci, Campaign Coordinator, Economic Relations & Human Rights, & Salil Tripathi, Researcher, Economics & Human Rights, Amnesty International, in Sustainable Development Intl.

...voluntary initiatives have not been sufficient by themselves to (a) prevent human rights abuses, and (b) create a culture of respecting human rights. Abuses continue to take place in the same countries, year after year, sometimes involving the same...

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15 January 2005

Peace in Sudan: Good News for People or Oil Companies?

Author: Frida Berrigan, Arms Trade Resource Center, in Common Dreams

Under the peace agreement, oil leases sold during the war will be respected, rewarding Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian companies that made wartime agreements with Khartoum. American companies are not far behind...The peace accord does not address...

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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27 December 2004

China and Sudan: Partners in oil -- and warfare?

Author: Peter S. Goodman, Washington Post

But the Chinese laborers are protected: They work under the vigilant gaze of Sudanese government troops armed largely with Chinese-made weapons — a partnership of the world's fastest-growing oil consumer with a pariah state accused of fostering...

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