Construction, including dam-building
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Introductory material: “The New Great Walls: A Guide to China’s Overseas Dam Industry”, International Rivers (hydro)
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Nicaragua: Social, environmental concerns associated with Chinese firm HKND Group's major canal project
The Interoceanic Canal, concessioned to the Chinese Company HKND Group [Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development] is a $50 billion project. The canal, which will be approximately 278km long and would reportedly pass through 282 communities' lands, has l...
Kenya: China Road & Bridge Corporation pleads with court not to suspend railway construction after local claims its activities may harm students' health
Author: Brian Wasuna, Business Daily (Kenya)
"Chinese company urges court not to stop SGR project"...
Cambodia: Groups raise alarm over severe food, livelihood, environmental, cultural impacts of Lower Sesan 2 Dam project; companies do not respond
Lower Sesan 2 Dam is located near the confluence of the Sesan and Srepok Rivers in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia – two of the Mekong River’s most significant tributaries. Expert studies have shown that the dam would cause a substantial drop in fish s...
Tanzania: Local China Sichuan International Cooperation workers allege mistreatment; includes company's comments
Author: Habel Chidawali, The Citizen (Tanzania)
"Local staff fault Chinese firm"...
Author: Building and Wood Worker's International (BWI)
…[T]he Trade Union of Construction and Industry of Construction Materials of Montenegro, SGIGMCG, had an Executive board meeting focusing on Chinese investments and contractors in the construction of the highway Corridor 11…Nenad Marković, president of...
Author: Roseanne Gerin, Radio Free Asia
“Cambodia Puts on Hold Plans to Build Controversial Dam”, 1 October 2014...
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...
Author: Frederick Mwansa, Post (Zambia)
Workers of Sino Hydro...have complained of abusive language and beatings by... Chinese supervisors...[They] told...member of parliament, Greyford Monde...that they suffered regular beatings...and [were] subject[ed]...to poor safety conditions.....
Clarification concerning execution of Lom Pangar Dam construction contract in observation report on respect of human rights on sites of major projects in Cameroon
Author: China International Water & Electric Corporation
There is no difference between nationalities. No matter Chinese or Cameroonian…are company’s staffs and moreover have contracts of employment, so Cameroonian laws and regulations shall be followed…The main purpose of arranging soldiers, security...
- Related stories: Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations publishes report highlighting concerns over respect for human rights by companies involved in major projects in the country
- Related in-depth areas: African region Chinese investment overseas Construction, including dam-building
- This is a response from the following companies: China International Water & Electric (CWE)
Response by CWE (see China International Water & Electric): NGO report raises concerns about respect for human rights by companies involved in major projects in Cameroon
- Related in-depth areas: African region Cameroon Network of Human Rights Organizations Report (Jan 2014) Chinese investment overseas Construction, including dam-building Extractives, including oil and mines Labour issues Violence & Abuses
- This is a response from the following companies: CWE (see China International Water & Electric)