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简体中文: 中资企业在海外投资

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9 December 2013

Chinese Copper Mining Operations Halted by Zambia’s Environmental Agency

Author: Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times

Officials in Zambia...banned a Chinese mining company from running a $832 million project because it allegedly failed to comply with certain environmental and labor conditions in its license agreement. China’s Nonferrous Mining Corporation had planned...

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Company response
25 November 2013

Sinohydro Group response to report by Rights Action about alleged violence & intimidation against Lenca indigenous communities related to the constructions of Agua Zarca dam, Honduras

Author: Sinohydro Group Limited

The Contract Agreement of Agua Zarca Dam Project with DESA was terminated on August 24th 2013…Sinohydro…signed the Contract Agreement on November 16th 2012, with DESA as the Employer for the construction…Right from the very beginning of our...

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Company response
20 November 2013

Response by China Union Investment: Workers at China Union/WISCO mine allege beatings, "slave-like" treatment by management.

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Company response
20 November 2013

Response by WISCO (Wuhan Iron & Steel): Liberia: Workers at China Union/WISCO mine allege beatings, "slave-like" treatment by management.

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20 November 2013
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Author: 武钢中非(香港)矿业有限公司

...我们积极履行社会责任,注重和当地社区...大量聘请利比里亚员工,提高地区就业率...并全部组织了专业技能培训。我们的劳工政策完全遵守利比里亚劳动法,利籍员工的薪酬水平明显高于利比里亚平均工资水平...全面接管了邦矿医院...并为利籍员工和家属提供免费医疗...两篇对我公司的报道不实,没有真实反映邦矿实际情况。对于两家利比里亚网站中提到中国员工把利籍员工当做奴隶,甚至打死利籍员工,修建厕所在当地饮水源旁等歪曲、捏造事实,恶意诽谤我公司的行为,我们正在采取有效手段,依据利比里亚法律向其追究责任...

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15 November 2013

69 Political Prisoners Freed, Includes Naw Ohn Hla

Author: S'Phan Shaung, Karen News (Myanmar)

[Myanmar President] U Thein Sein…granted amnesty to 69 political prisoners, including Naw Ohn Hla…who was…[sentenced to two years in prison] because of her involvement in leading protests against the Letpadaung Copper Mining Project, a Chinese copper...

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Company non-response
22 October 2013

Wanbao Mining did not respond to: Villagers opposed to Letpadaung mine reportedly fear harsh govt. crackdown against those who refuse compensation.

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21 October 2013

Ntoroko locals await oil news [Uganda]

Author: Chris Musiime & Beatrice Ongode, Oil in Uganda

More than one year after the Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) failed to find oil in its Kanywataba prospect, residents of...Ntoroko district remain confused on the status of ‘their’ oil resources...with most of them admitting they do...

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8 October 2013

China Union Employees Claim Modern Slavery [Liberia]

Author: New Dawn (Liberia)

[Business & Human Rights invited China Union to respond. Response provided.] Several workers of China Union have described the current work condition at the former Bong Mines concession site as a complete modern slavery…Dozens of aggrieved workers...

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8 October 2013

China Union: "New Slavery Camp" [Liberia]

Author: New Republic (Liberia)

[Business & Human Rights invited China Union to respond. Response provided.] China Union [part of WISCO]...has been described by some of its workers as a new slavery camp in Liberia...[One] of the workers [said] “We work without resting. We are...

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