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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.
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...
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...
- Related in-depth areas: Chinese investment overseas
- Related companies: China Exim China Gezhouba Guangdong Electric Power Development (part of Guangdong Yudean Group)
Author: Igor Yadroshnikov, Bellona (Russia)
[Unofficial translation provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]...
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...
Author: Cara Casey-Boyce, Communications Assistant, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
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),...