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4 February 2015

"Company Responses to Human Rights Reports: An Empirical Analysis"

Author: Menno T. Kamminga, Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

How do companies respond to their critics? Are there significant differences in responsiveness between industrial sectors, between the countries in which companies are based and between the companies themselves? Do responses reflect the belief that...

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3 February 2015

Search responses by company name (Myanmar Foreign Investment Tracking Project)

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Blog post
13 January 2015

Looking Forward 2015: The “Pillar II” Policy Shift in China and Business Practices in the UNGPs

Author: Dr. Liang Xiaohui, China National Textile and Apparel Council & Peking University

The second in our series of blogs from prominent business-people, civil society advocates, and academics on the business and human rights opportunities and challenges for 2015. Dr. Liang Xiaohui writes on human rights becoming a business concern in China.

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24 November 2014

Tracking foreign investment in Myanmar: A human rights imperative amid the sobering reality of promised reforms

Author: Irene Pietropaoli and Bobbie Sta. Maria, Researchers, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches foreign investment tracking project in Myanmar as concerns grow about the human rights impacts of the investment surge into the country.

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13 October 2014

U.S. Opposing China’s Answer to World Bank

Author: Jane Perlezzzz, New York times

…China has been pitching an idea to its neighbors in Asia: a big, internationally funded bank that would offer quick financing for badly needed transportation, telecommunications and energy projects in underdeveloped countries across the region…But...

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8 October 2014

U.S. Opposing China’s Answer to World Bank

Author: Jane Perlez, New York Times

…China has been pitching an idea to its neighbors in Asia: a big, internationally funded bank that would offer quick financing for badly needed transportation, telecommunications and energy projects in underdeveloped countries across the region…But...

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6 October 2014

China: Report illustrates project supporting business dialogue on human rights

This is a report from a project entitled “The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights in China and Globally”, which aimed to support participants to enter into meaningful peer-to-peer dialogue, and to share policies and practices related to...

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7 July 2014
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Author: Guineenews.org (Guinée)

"Communiqué de presse de China Power Investment Corporation", 30 juin 2014...

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23 February 2014

Dispute Over Dam Tests New Myanmar

Author: Shibani Mahtani, Wall Street Journal

…[T]he debate surrounding the [Myitsone] dam's future has grown loud. Residents and activists concerned about the project's impact on the environment are fighting to permanently shut it down, while the dam's Chinese developers are pushing to restart...

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1 February 2014

Africans' perceptions of Chinese Business in Africa: A Survey

Author: Ethics Institute (South Africa)

This survey measures Africans’ perceptions of the business practices of Chinese nationals (hereafter “Chinese Business”) in African countries...China stands accused of being a ‘new colonial power’, extracting resources for their own benefit with...

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