Locals protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin state, Myanmar, on April 22, 2019. The dam is being built by the Myanmar government and China Power Investment Corporation. Chinese SOEs dominate the global dam-building industry. Photo:EPA-EFE
Locals protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin state, Myanmar, on April 22, 2019. The dam is being built by the Myanmar government and China Power Investment Corporation. Chinese SOEs dominate the global dam-building industry. Photo:EPA-EFE
Zhang Jingjing
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Zhang Jingjing and Darryl Knudsen

COP15: for China to achieve its ecological goals, SOEs must improve their biodiversity footprint

  • Chinese state-owned enterprises dominate the dam construction industry and are behind some of the world’s largest mining deals
  • Beijing must now take bold action to curb its ecological footprint overseas. SOEs themselves need to adopt clear policies that exclude harmful projects

Locals protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin state, Myanmar, on April 22, 2019. The dam is being built by the Myanmar government and China Power Investment Corporation. Chinese SOEs dominate the global dam-building industry. Photo:EPA-EFE
Locals protest against the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam project in Kachin state, Myanmar, on April 22, 2019. The dam is being built by the Myanmar government and China Power Investment Corporation. Chinese SOEs dominate the global dam-building industry. Photo:EPA-EFE
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