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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 March 2007

[PDF] The effectiveness of multi-stakeholder initiatives in the oil and gas sector: Summary report

Author: John Morrison and Luke Wilde, TwentyFifty

This report comes at a time when the three multi-stakeholder initiatives it is concerned with [The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and Transparency International’s Business...

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29 March 2007

Farrow attacks Spielberg, Olympic sponsors on Darfur

Author: Reuters

American actor Mia Farrow has criticized film director Steven Spielberg and four corporate sponsors for supporting the 2008 Beijing Olympics as long as China fails to pressure Sudan over Darfur…Farrow accused China of "bankrolling Darfur's genocide"...

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1 May 2007

Irene Khan: Freedom from Fear

Author: Irene Khan, Secretary-General, Amnesty Intl.

The politics of fear has been made more complex by the emergence of armed groups and big business that commit or condone human rights abuses. Both - in different ways - challenge the power of governments in an increasingly borderless world. Weak...

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4 May 2007

Buffett Confronts Darfur Protests at Annual Meeting

Author: Josh P. Hamilton, Bloomberg

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett...will be confronted by Darfur protests at this year's gathering... [Some shareholders want] Buffett to divest $3.3 billion of stock in PetroChina Co., controlled by China National Petroleum Corp.,......

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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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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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14 May 2007

China companies urged to show sensitivity in Africa

Author: Lindsay Beck, Reuters

Chinese companies operating in Africa must be more sensitive to local conditions and give back to communities to succeed in a continent that is a growing Chinese investment target, officials said...more than 800 companies, most state-owned, operat[e]...

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14 May 2007

Zambia Closes Chinese Mine Over Air Pollution

Author: Agence France Presse

Zambia has shut down a Chinese-run mine because [of] its contribution to air pollution which threatens the health of hundreds of residents of nearby townships, an official told AFP Monday. Chiman Manufacturing Limited, which mines Manganese, was...

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15 May 2007

Africa: Beef Up Ties With Chinese Financial Institutions, Africa Told

Author: Herald [Zimbabwe]

Zimbabwean and African financial institutions should increase their co-operation with Chinese financial institutions to enhance the continent’s trade and growth, which has lagged behind other continents…[said] Infrastructure Development Bank of...

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