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简体中文: 中资企业在海外投资

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17 January 2012

[PDF] Rising Powers and Global Standards: Chinese and American oil companies and their environmental practices in Chad: A quiet confluence of streams or silence before the battle?

Author: Geert Van Vliet, CIRAD, UMR ART-DEV, France; Géraud Magrin, CIRAD, UMR TETIS, France; Weiyong Yang, Yiran Lin, Fan Wang and Guohuang Liang, University of International Business and Economics, China; Gilbert Maoundonodji and Antoine Doudjidingao, GRAMP-TC, Chad; Romain Dittgen and Marie-Adeline Tavares, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, UMR PRODIG

Does the Chinese National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) intend to, and is it in a position to, engage in a race to the bottom regarding environmental standards and norms in Chad’s oil sector?...We will try to argue that...the CNPC is not in a position...

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21 December 2011

Zim workers abused by Chinese employers

Author: Zimbabwe Metro

Incidents of physical abuse of Zimbabweans while working on Chinese-owned businesses are on the increase in the country, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary-general, Japhet Moyo has said. Thousands of Zimbabweans employed by the Chinese...

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15 December 2011

Chinese firm denies abuse at Zimbabwe diamond mine

Author: MacDonald Dzirutwe, Reuters

A Chinese mining group has denied violating human rights at Zimbabwe's Marange diamond fields where unlicensed small-scale miners have clashed with security forces in the past...Human Rights Watch (HRW) said...that police and private security employed...

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Company non-response
14 December 2011

China International Trust and Investment (CITIC) did not respond to: Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in construction of gas pipeline.

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Company non-response
14 December 2011

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) did not respond to: Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in construction of gas pipeline.

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Company non-response
14 December 2011

HydroChina did not respond to: Shwe Gas Movement rejoinder to companies regarding report claiming displacement, forced labour, violence, deaths in construction of gas pipeline.

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Company response
14 December 2011

Response by SSC Mandarin: China Africa Precious Metals (CAPM), joint venture of SSC Mandarin & local owners, said to demand workers waive rights in mine deal.

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27 November 2011
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Author: 中国青年报

...近年来,到海外投资的中国企业数量及投资金额都大幅增加、中国企业已成为国际投资市场上的一支重要力量。...企业“走出去”的社会责任风险,是指企业在进行跨国经营的过程中,在劳资关系、人权、环境保护等社会责任相关领域产生的对企业并购、日常运营及企业声誉等带来的不利影响的风险。...目前企业“走出去”面临的社会责任风险主要集中在劳资关系、人权、环境、腐败和商业贿赂等领域。...“走出去”企业普遍还未建立起有效的社会责任治理结构,还不能将社会责任与企业的生产经营有效融合。.....

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23 November 2011

Chinese Mining Company to improve workers safety [Ghana]

Author: Ghana Web

Shaanxi Mining Company…a Chinese Mining Company operating at Gbani…is to improve the safety and employment conditions of employees...The Chief Executive Officer…of the company; Mr Wei Yunlong...said Chinese doctors would be attached to the mining...

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20 November 2011
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Author: AFP

Un millier de personnes ont organisé un sit-in dimanche dans le nord du Soudan pour protester contre l'absence de compensations de la part du gouvernement après la construction du barrage de Méroé, a annoncé un porte-parole des protestataires. Nous...

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