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简体中文: 中资企业在海外投资

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5 October 2019

Laos: Cancellation of Chinese coal co. concession eyed for failure to give villagers compensation for damage caused

Author: Ounkeo Souksavanh & Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Provincial Official in Laos Wants to Cancel Concession for Chinese Coal Company", 2 October 2019...

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3 October 2019

Lawyers discuss human rights dimensions of Chinese investments in extractive sector in Africa

Author: African Law & Business (UK)

"IBASeoul: Beyond the Belt and Road"...

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30 September 2019

China Huadian Engineering's response to coal plant project in Bali

Author: China Huadian Engineering Co. Ltd.

[The response was originally written in Chinese. This excerpt translation is provided by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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30 September 2019
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Author: 中国华电科工集团有限公司

... 我们对贵司的关注表示感谢。 巴厘岛电厂始终严格遵守印度尼西亚的相关法律法规和相关国际标准,审批手续完善,经营活动合法合规。目前,巴厘岛电厂的各项环保检测数据表明,实际排放水平均远低于要求值。 巴厘岛电厂自商业运行以来,为巴厘岛及周边地区提供了大量安全、稳定和高质量的电力供应,有力促进了地区经济的发展。同时,我们积极履行企业的社会责任,并为当地提供了大量的就业机会…  

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29 September 2019

Indonesia: Locals complain of environmental and livelihood problems from coal plant by subsidiary of China Huadian Engineering in Bali; incl. company response

A coal-fired power plant built on Bali’s north coast has been accused of providing inadequate compensation for land acquisition, causing damage to local livelihoods and health, and harming the environment on land and at sea, according to a report...

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28 September 2019

Kenya: Workers accuse Chinese owned Silzha abattoir of flouting health standards & failure to pay workers; company comments

Author: Bakari Angela, Standard Digital (Kenya)

"Turkana-based Chinese donkey abattoir on spot over unfit meat, animal theft"...

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26 September 2019

Ghana: Analysts argue that banning foreign investment in small-scale gold mining won't mitigate environmental damage

Author: Gabriel Botchwey and Gordon Crawford, The Conversation

"Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem", 25 September 2019....

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23 September 2019

China continues to expand portfolio of green finance and clean energy projects in MENA, according to research

Author: Ossman Elnaggar, The Diplomat

“China’s Growing “Green” Engagement in MENA”, 19 Sep 2019...

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17 September 2019

Local people challenge coal plant expansion in Bali

Author: Tommy Apriando, China Dialogue

… The plant [a coal-fired power plant on 40 hectares of north Bali’s coast] has three units totalling 426 megawatts of capacity, and produces up to two-fifths of Bali’s electricity. The addition of two units would more than double the plant’s capacity...

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17 September 2019
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Author: 中外对话

… 这个电厂(巴厘岛北部沿海建起的一座占地40公顷的燃煤发电)共有3个发电机组,装机容量426兆瓦,占巴厘岛发电量的五分之二。新增两台发电机组后,电厂的装机容量将达到1086兆瓦。但是在这个热门景区登巴萨以北100公里的偏远地区,电厂并没有让当地农民和渔民受益。...

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