China's Global Role: Other Resources
Resources for further research on China's role in dam building overseas, organized into the following categories: International Rivers's partners; civil society organizations, networks, and publications; academic sites; Chinese banks and export credit agencies; Chinese government institutions; and, Chinese dam building companies.
Civil Society Organizations, Networks, and Publications
- Friends of the Earth. Friends of the Earth works to monitor and influence commercial banks and their lending practices within China.
- Bank Track Bank Track is a network of 24 international civil society organizations tracking private finance and its environmental and social impacts.
- China Development Brief "China Development Brief is an independent publication established in 1996 to report on social development and civil society in China."
- Global Environment Initiative (Beijing, China) GEI is a Chinese non-profit, non-governmental organization that, among other goals, "develops the capacity of China's leaders and civil society to design, implement and enforce socially and ecologically sound development policy.
- Diakonia, a Christian development organization, recently published "China and the end of poverty in Africa – towards mutual benefit?" - a report written in collaboration with European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) analysing Chinese development assistance policies in Africa.
- Earth Rights International Through its Burma project, "ERI collects vital on-the-ground information about the human rights and environmental situation in Burma." Recently, ERI published a report on Chinese investments in infrastructure in Burma.
- ECA-Watch "ECA Watch is an organizing and outreach mechanism of the larger international campaign to reform Export Credit Agencies (ECAs)."
- WWF China "In its “Re-think China’s Outward Investment Flows” report released on April 25, WWF, the global conservation organisation, reveals that the main economic driver behind China’s growing outward investment is the country’s need to acquire natural resources to supply products to developed nations such as the United States and the European Union, and build economic welfare at home through a Western development model."
- Center for Chinese Studies, Stellenbosh University, South Africa is the first research center dedicated to the study of China's role in Africa. The cener recently published a report on China's emerging multinational corporations working in Africa.
- Stanford Global Projects portal "Offers one stop access for practitioners and researchers seeking information and resources about large, complex, global projects. More than 250 annotated links!"
Chinese Banks and Export Credit Agencies
- Bank of China
- China Development Bank
- China Export-Import Bank
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
- Sinosure (China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation)
Chinese Government Institutions
- Ministry of Commerce(regulates Chinese firms, including those seeking to do business overseas)
- Ministry of Water Resources (relevant for transboundary projects, e.g. Nu River, Mekong River)
- National Development and Reform Commission (regulates Chinese firms, including those seeking to do business overseas)
- State Environmental Protection Agency (manages EIA process that could be applied to projects overseas - but a relatively weak agency)
- State Administration of Foreign Exchange
- State Asset Supervision and Administrative Commission (SASAC) SASAC was established in 2003 to reform - through regulatory, personnel management, and oversight functions - China's remaining 196 state-owned enterprises.
Chinese Dam Building Companies
- China Electric Power Technology Import & Export Corporation (CETIC)
- China Geo-Engineering Corporation
- China Gezhouba (Group) Corporation
- China International Water and Electric Corporation
- China National Electric Equipment Corp
- China National Heavy Machinery Corporation
- China North Industries Corporation
- China Power Investment Corporation
- China Southern Power Grid Company
- China Yunnan Corporation for International Techno-Economic Cooperation
- Farsighted Investment Group
- Gold Water Resources Group
- Harbin Power Station Project Company
- National Machinery and Equipment Import and Export Corp
- Sinohydro (China National Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Corporation-CWHEC)
- Yunnan Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Company
- Yunnan Power Grid Corporation