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PetroChina is the listed arm of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). It was created in November 1999 as part of the restructuring of CNPC.

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27 March 2015

China: Oil leak at Changquing Oilfield caused by pipeline corrosion affects soil, forest, & people’s health

Author: Huashang Daily

中石油长庆油田发生原油泄漏 数百米山沟变油河, 2015年03月27日...

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29 December 2014

China hands out record fine to six polluters

Author: Stian Reklev, Reuters

A Chinese court…fined six companies in eastern Jiangsu province a total of 160 million yuan ($26 million) for releasing chemical waste into rivers…the biggest fine of its kind ever handed out in China....

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31 May 2014

Merging Business and Human Rights in China: Still A Long Way to Go

Author: Huang Zhong & Cheng Qian (Wuhan University), on Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center

The 2004 amendments to the Constitution...guarantees…private property and human rights…However, constitutional rights in China are not bases for legal action since constitutional court and judicial review mechanism do not yet exist. This…is deemed to...

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26 April 2014

"Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity - New briefing paper on business and human rights in Eastern Africa" (announcement)

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26 April 2014

[PDF] Steep Rise in Allegations of Human Rights Abuse as Boom in Investment Brings Hope of Prosperity

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In a new briefing paper...Business & Human Rights Resource Centre...identifies three key trends in companies’ human rights impacts in the region...Executive Director...Phil Bloomer said: “The threat of the infamous ‘Resource Curse’ hangs heavy over...

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9 January 2014

U.S. SEC nudges Franklin Resources toward vote on Sudan holdings

Author: Ross Kerber, Reuters

U.S. regulators rejected a request by investment firm Franklin Resources Inc [holding company for Franklin Templeton] to skip a shareholder vote pressuring it to sell off holdings in companies linked to Sudan, whose president faces international war...

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8 January 2014

Dutch pension giant ABP divests Japan’s TEPCO over Fukushima disaster

Author: Daniel Brooksbank, Responsible Investor

ABP, the Dutch civil service pension fund with assets of €292bn, has divested its €18m stake in Japanese nuclear power firm TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company), making it the latest investor to exit after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. ABP...

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23 October 2013

Grangemouth owners Ineos to close petrochemical site (UK)

Author: Alistair Osborne, Telegraph (UK)

Ineos has told workers it will close its Grangemouth petro-chemicals plant after they refused to sign up to a cost-cutting plan deemed vital for its survival...Grangemouth Petrochemicals chairman, told a meeting of about 700 workers at the Scottish...

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4 May 2013

Thousands of police, other steps silence protest against petrochemical plant in Chinese city [China]

Author: Associated Press

Hundreds of people - many wearing mouth masks - gathered in Kunming to protest a planned refinery project…owned by PetroChina…Residents say they are worried the plant would pollute the air and water, and question why the plant is being built in a...

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23 April 2013

Civil Society Consultation for US Country Visit of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Author: Intl. Corporate Accountability Roundtable

On April 23rd, ICAR and the Human Rights Institute at Georgetown University Law Center hosted the UN Working Group (WG) on...[business &] human part of its country mission to the United States...ICAR invited leading representatives from...

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