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PetroChina (part of China National Petroleum Corporation)

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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 August 2005

The Economics of Genocide in Sudan

Author: Eric Reeves, professor of English, Smith College, in Political Affairs [USA]

...very little attention has been paid to those economic realities that explain Khartoum's ability to conduct serial genocide in Sudan...[Current] financing of genocide in Sudan derives chiefly from oil revenues... [which] now exceed $2 billion per...

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23 November 2005

China: Toxic petrochemical leak shuts down water system serving 4 million in Harbin

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24 November 2005

China National Petroleum Corporation apologises for chemical plant explosion that contaminated water supply in Heilongjiang province

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24 November 2005

Deadly toxic slick reaches major Chinese city

Author: Financial Times

A deadly 80km toxic slick on Thursday reached the outskirt of Harbin, a Chinese city of 9m people, after it made its way down the Songhua river and putting thousands of residents to flight. The slick of benzene and other toxins was leaked into the...

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24 November 2005
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Author: Agence France Presse

Le 13 novembre, une usine pétrochimique chinoise [exploitée par PetroChina] a explosé faisant cinq morts tout en déversant dans les eaux du fleuve Songhua du benzène, un produit chimique très toxique

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24 November 2005

PetroChina says has 'guilty conscience' over toxic spill [China]

Author: AFX

PetroChina Co said it had a 'guilty conscience' as a result of a toxic spill in northeastern China and it vowed to work with authorities in the clean up and an investigation...Nowhere in its release did PetroChina say specifically that it was legally...

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24 November 2005

PetroChina Will Strengthen Its Operational Safety and Environmental Protection Based on the Lessons Learnt from the Accident

Author: PetroChina

PetroChina feels deeply sorry for the serious impact on local community resulting from the accident. In order to protect the people's interests, PetroChina as a responsible company has been actively and consciously managing the follow-up work after...

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25 November 2005

China's toxic cover-up

Author: Financial Times editorial

Accidents happen, but the unfolding chemical disaster in north-east China has prompted too many unanswered questions for the company responsible or the government to be allowed to sweep it under the carpet along with the countless environmental cata...

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1 December 2005

Speech by Irene Khan, Secretary-General, Amnesty International at the Global Compact Summit: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Author: Irene Khan, Secretary-General, Amnesty International

...ignoring human rights is a risk that companies can no longer afford to take, no matter where they come from or where they operate...[refers to ABB, Novartis, Statoil, as 3 companies road-testing UN Norms on business & human rights. Also refers...

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2 December 2005

China’s top environment official quits after Harbin

Author: Richard McGregor, Financial Times

China’s chief environment official has resigned in the wake of scathing public criticism of the handling of a toxic spill into the river supplying water to millions of farmers and city dwellers in north-east China... Xie Zhenhua, the director-general...

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