[Featured Resource] Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments

This week’s profiled resource is titled " Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments: A Guide for Community Advocates" and comes to us from @inclusivedevelopment. This guide explains guidelines and provides practical advice on how they can be used in advocacy with relevant Chinese actors and institutions. The aim of this guide is to help civil society organizations and community advocates gain an improved understanding of Chinese investors and China-led finance institutions and the guidelines, policies and standards that apply to their overseas operations.

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In 2015, official outbound investment flows from China reached a record high of almost US$146 billion, second only to the United States.This investment is reaching all corners of the globe, with Chinese companies and financial institutions active in both developed and developing countries on every continent. Chinese companies play various roles in overseas projects, from research and design to construction, development and operation. It is hoped that the information and ideas contained here will help community advocates protect the rights of project affected people, and in cases where harm does occur, that remedies are provided.

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This is wonderful, Maya! Here in Africa, the Chinese investment is enormous. At times clashing with the locals interest. With this document, we will know that they are not over-stepping their mandate and that we too aren’t standing on their way.

Thank you for the post!