South Sudan: Saferworld report highlights challenges & gives recommendations for Chinese investments

…This report, Managing risk in unstable countries: Promoting conflict-sensitive investment in South Sudan, focuses on Chinese companies currently operating, or looking to invest, in South Sudan. It explores some of the key challenges faced by Chinese companies and offers suggestions on how companies can contribute to a more stable and prosperous future for the people of South Sudan. The report builds on a series of workshops convened and research conducted by Saferworld in China and South Sudan during the course of 2014.

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31 December 2014

Managing risk in unstable countries: Promoting conflict-sensitive Chinese investment in South Sudan

Author: Nicholas Killick and Kate Rosin, Saferworld

…Chinese exposure to [human, financial, operational and reputational] risks is multiplying as…investment in conflict-affected states continues to grow…Since December 2013, South Sudan has been gripped by a destructive civil war…Even before the current outbreak of fighting, Chinese companies struggled in the midst of a fragile security environment characterised by ethnic tension, armed robberies, cattle-raiding, kidnappings, and weapons’ proliferation. Since…2013, the business climate has deteriorated further with new investments stalled and existing projects either suspended or operating well below capacity…

The challenges may be extreme but withdrawal is not the answer. South Sudan needs investment – from China as well as elsewhere. Through adopting conflict-sensitive policies and practices, Chinese companies have the potential to drive balanced economic growth in South Sudan, helping to deliver greater opportunity and development to the people whilst ensuring a proper return on investments….

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Author: Nicholas Killick、Kate Rosin,更安全世界 (Saferworld)

随着中国对冲突影响国家投资的不断增长,[对于人员、财务、运营、信誉的]风险…的影响也在迅速扩大…2013年12月,南苏丹爆发了严重的内战…然而,即便是在内战爆发之前, 中国企业也是在一个安全缺乏保障的环境中疲于应对民族局势紧张、武装抢劫、抢牛冲突、绑架、武器扩散等种种问题。2013年年底以来,南苏丹的商业环境进一步恶化,新的投资项目停滞不前,现有项目要么停工,要么开工不足…

尽管存在着这些极端挑战,但退缩并不是解决问题的办法。南苏丹需要来自中国及其他国家的投资。通过采用对冲突敏感的政策和实践,中国企业有望成为推动南苏丹经济均衡发展的力量,在给南苏丹人民创造更多发展机遇的同时,确保自身获得投资回报…

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Author: Nicholas Killick、Kate Rosin,更安全世界(Saferworld)

隨著中國對沖突影響國家投資的不斷增長,[對於人員、財務、運營、信譽的]風險…的影響也在迅速擴大…2013年12月,南蘇丹爆發了嚴重的內戰…然而,即便是在內戰爆發之前, 中國企業也是在一個安全缺乏保障的環境中疲於應對民族局勢緊張、武裝搶劫、搶牛衝突、綁架、武器擴散等種種問題。 2013年年底以來,南蘇丹的商業環境進一步惡化,新的投資項目停滯不前,現有項目要么停工,要么開工不足…

儘管存在著這些極端挑戰,但退縮並不是解決問題的辦法。南蘇丹需要來自中國及其他國家的投資。通過採用對沖突敏感的政策和實踐,中國企業有望成為推動南蘇丹經濟均衡發展的力量,在給南蘇丹人民創造更多發展機遇的同時,確保自身獲得投資回報…

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