Our Global China Program provides civil society groups and networks with knowledge and tools to demand greater social and environmental accountability from Chinese investors, policy banks and Chinese-led development finance institutions in their overseas investments.
Over the past fifteen years, China has risen from being a minor player in global investment and finance to one of the most important. Chinese capital now flows to all corners of the globe into a range of sectors, including extractives, energy, manufacturing, agriculture and infrastructure. With the increasingly important role Chinese companies and banks play in investment projects around the world, it is crucial that local communities, civil society and other stakeholders understand how Chinese actors operate overseas, their motivations, policies, and ways to engage them.
Our goal is to increase the say communities have over development projects that affect them and the resources they depend upon. Over the longer term, the program aims to contribute to a positive normative shift in the way Chinese state, commercial and financial actors operate overseas by incentivizing investments in projects that benefit local communities and respect their rights.
As part of our efforts to raise awareness and discussion about developments related to China’s international investment and finance, we periodically produce editions of a China Global Newsletter examining current news and trends or particular thematic focuses.
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