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18 Mar 2021

Chinese Responsible Investment Overseas Newsletter Issue 13 (Mar 2021) | Investors, businesses and global retail brands call for respect for human rights and democracy in Myanmar

Welcome to our Chinese Responsible Investment Overseas Newsletter. This newsletter is a platform for updates, insights, and tools on key topics relating to social and environmental impacts of Chinese overseas investments and business, and as a resource to promote peer learning and informed decision-making.

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We thank Dr Shawn Shieh at Social Innovations Advisory for contributing a guest blog for this issue. While China’s new White Paper for International Development Cooperation opens opportunities for it to make substantial contributions to the SDGs through south-south cooperation and China-backed initiatives such as BRI, Dr Shieh argues the top-down development approach of China and the lack of an active civil society might hinder the delivery of its commitment to sustainable and inclusive growth in the global South.