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20 December 2018

Chinese Responsible Investment Overseas Newsletter Issue 1: Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)


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6 October 2018

The 3.6 Billion Dollar Lesson: Beyond the Us v. Them Business Model

Author: Jason Tower, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

The story of the Myitsone is one of very mixed emotions: one of war, loss, destruction and anger, but also one of solidarity, empowerment, and standing up in the face of oppression. It also illustrates a very important, and expensive lesson—a 3.6 billion dollar lesson to be precise —of the failures of traditional, militarized, us vs. them approaches to security.

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26 February 2018

Kenya: The first coal plant in Lamu backed by China triggers concerns over environment and livelihood, project frozen pending the outcome of court

Author: Somini Sengupta, New York Times

…Kenya could soon get its first coal-fired power plant, courtesy of China. The plan’s champions, including senior Kenyan officials, say the plant will help meet the country’s fast-growing demand for electricity and draw investment. Its critics worry...

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18 December 2017

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Air pollution worsens in Tuzla while govt. plans for more coal power, expected to be built by Chinese companies

Author: Ioana Ciuta, Bankwatch (EU)

"Race to the bottom: dire air quality worsens as BiH government mulls new coal plant at Tuzla", 22 November 2017...

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5 October 2017
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Author: Deutsche Welle (Allemagne)

"A qui profite le bauxite guinéenne ?", 5 octobre 2017...

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2 October 2017

The destinies of Russia and China are being decided in the Ulyanovsk woods – a joke?

Author: Igor Yadroshnikov, Bellona (Russia)

[Unofficial translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...

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14 September 2017
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Author: CEPAL

“La Inversión Extranjera Directa en América Latina y el Caribe” - 2017...

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21 July 2017

Latin America: Analysts say that Chinese investments don’t comply with climate change intended policies

Author: Paulina Garzón & Leila Salazar for The New York Times

“China Imperils Latin America’s Environment” – 21 July 2017...

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20 June 2017

AIIB Annual Meeting: Doubts remain around "lean, clean and green” pledge

Author: Cara Casey-Boyce, Communications Assistant, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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15 June 2017

People's movements and civil society dismayed at AIIB Energy Sector Strategy

Author: Bankwatch

Grassroots movements, non-government organizations and civil society networks across Asia and the rest of the world expressed “strong disappointment and disagreement”…to the Energy Sector Strategy of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB),...

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