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简体中文: 中资企业在海外投资

Welcome to our information platform on the social and environmental impacts of Chinese companies operating overseas.  It aims to: raise awareness of existing guidelines; increase transparency; and strengthen accountability.  It is within the broader context of our work encouraing companies headquartered in all regions to respect human rights.  More about the platform.

 

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17 October 2019

Laos: Chinese banana plantations bring jobs along with dangerous working conditions and pollution

According to a 2017 report by Plan International, Chinese banana plantations in Bokeo province, northern Laos, provide US$100 million in annual exports and make up 95% of Bokeo's exports....

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16 October 2019

Laos: Chinese banana plantations bring jobs, dangerous working conditions and pollution

Author: Mark Inkey, China Dialogue

“Chinese banana plantations bring work and pollution to Laos”, 14 October 2019...

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16 October 2019
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Author: 马克•印基, 中外对话

“老挝的香蕉园:就业与污染同在”, 2019年10月14日...

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14 October 2019
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Nuevos cierres de carreteras por comunidades que protestan por la contaminación por ruido y material particulado, la destrucción de sus vías y las dificultades con la minera china Las Bambas [parte de MMG, parte de China Minmetals] se producen cuando...

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11 October 2019

Papua New Guinea: Chinese-owned Ramu Nickel spills 200,000 litres of toxic slurry into the sea; co. commits to address compensation

A Chinese nickel mine operator accidentally spilled an estimated 200,000 litres of toxic slurry into a bay in Papua New Guinea's Madang province. The plant operator, Ramu Nickel, which is owned by the Metallurgical Corp of China (MCC), said that it is...

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5 October 2019

Laos: Cancellation of Chinese coal co. concession eyed for failure to give villagers compensation for damage caused

Author: Ounkeo Souksavanh & Eugene Whong, Radio Free Asia

"Provincial Official in Laos Wants to Cancel Concession for Chinese Coal Company", 2 October 2019...

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3 October 2019

Lawyers discuss human rights dimensions of Chinese investments in extractive sector in Africa

Author: African Law & Business (UK)

"IBASeoul: Beyond the Belt and Road"...

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30 September 2019

China Huadian Engineering's response to coal plant project in Bali

Author: China Huadian Engineering Co. Ltd.

[The response was originally written in Chinese. This excerpt translation is provided by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre.]...

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30 September 2019
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Author: 中国华电科工集团有限公司

... 我们对贵司的关注表示感谢。 巴厘岛电厂始终严格遵守印度尼西亚的相关法律法规和相关国际标准,审批手续完善,经营活动合法合规。目前,巴厘岛电厂的各项环保检测数据表明,实际排放水平均远低于要求值。 巴厘岛电厂自商业运行以来,为巴厘岛及周边地区提供了大量安全、稳定和高质量的电力供应,有力促进了地区经济的发展。同时,我们积极履行企业的社会责任,并为当地提供了大量的就业机会…  

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29 September 2019

Indonesia: Locals complain of environmental and livelihood problems from coal plant by subsidiary of China Huadian Engineering in Bali; incl. company response

A coal-fired power plant built on Bali’s north coast has been accused of providing inadequate compensation for land acquisition, causing damage to local livelihoods and health, and harming the environment on land and at sea, according to a report...

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