Inclusive Development International is excited to welcome the launch of The People’s Map of Global China.
Using an interactive, open access, and online ‘map’ format, the map is a collaboration between nongovernmental organizations, journalists, trade unions, academics, and the public at large to provide updated and updatable information on various dimensions of Global China in their localities.
The Map provides profiles of countries and projects, sortable by project parameters, Chinese companies and banks involved, and their social, political, and environmental impacts.
This is a ‘people’s’ map in two ways: The content traces the global imprint of China focusing on the experiences of the people most affected by it. Profiles have a strong focus on issues like labor rights, the environment, land rights, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights. The map also relies on the input of a growing network of people who hail from the places they are discussing, have been conducting in-depth research on the various facets of Global China in their localities, or are working directly with communities impacted by these projects.
The project is implemented by the Made in China Journal, with financial support from the Global China Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University, the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Inclusive Development International has contributed profiles and sits on the editorial board.
Beside the map homepage, check out the project database, country database, list of contributors, and FAQ page. The map is launching with profiles for 17 countries and 23 projects and will be updated on a rolling basis. There is much more content in the pipeline, and new pitches and submissions are welcome!