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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: (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 little...

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25 January 2014

China’s CPI offers to meet Kachin NGO after Myitsone war of words [Myanmar]

Author: Colin Hinshelwood, Democratic Voice of Burma

…Chinese Power Investment (CPI) has offered to discuss issues “face to face” with the Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG) after the NGO slammed the Chinese firm’s recent Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report related to the…seven-dam...

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12 December 2013

Interactive Map: Health impact of China's coal plants mapped

Author: Christine Ottery, Greenpeace UK

The level of emissions from coal plants in China in 2011 could have contributed to an estimated quarter of a million premature deaths that year…The some 257,000 premature deaths – which theoretically could have been avoided if there was no air...

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18 September 2013

High dust emissions and low efficiency levels pose serious risks to Montenegro lignite project, new analysis shows

Author: CEE Bankwatch Network

...Failure to comply with the latest EU pollution standards poses serious risks for the planned 220 MW Pljevlja II lignite-fired power plant in Montenegro, according to an analysis NGOs CEE Bankwatch Network and Green Home. The research...

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5 September 2013

60% of Investment Already Paid for Suspended Myitsone Dam: Chinese Developer [Myanmar]

Author: May Kha, Irrawaddy (Myanmar)

The Chinese backer of the Myitsone dam project says more than half the funds to construct the multi-billion-dollar project have already been paid to Burma…The project was suspended last year by Burma’s President Thein Sein, who faced mounting public...

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23 August 2013

‘The Momentum Is Still Good’ [Myanmar]

Author: Kyaw Zwa Moe, Saw Yan Naing, Irrawaddy (Thailand)

…After the suspension of the Chinese-backed Myitsone hydropower dam project…Beijing was forced to re-evaluate its approach to dealing with Burma…Providing arms and other support to Burma’s generals to win access to resources and other strategically...

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5 August 2013

[PDF] Business & Human Rights Resource Centre launches briefing on Myanmar

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

…Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is launching its first briefing on Myanmar: “Business & human rights in Myanmar – a round-up of recent developments”. The briefing covers the positive and negative impacts of companies operating in the...

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