China, the world’s top metals consumer, does not have enough resources to meet domestic demand and has encouraged companies to secure supply by purchasing assets overseas. Photo: AFP
China, the world’s top metals consumer, does not have enough resources to meet domestic demand and has encouraged companies to secure supply by purchasing assets overseas. Photo: AFP

China’s investment abroad undermined by human rights claims, report finds

  • Business & Human Rights Resource Centre logged 679 charges of human rights abuse against Chinese companies operating abroad between 2013 and 2020
  • Metals and mining drew the most allegations – 236, or 35 per cent of the total, the global non-governmental organisation (NGO) said

China, the world’s top metals consumer, does not have enough resources to meet domestic demand and has encouraged companies to secure supply by purchasing assets overseas. Photo: AFP
China, the world’s top metals consumer, does not have enough resources to meet domestic demand and has encouraged companies to secure supply by purchasing assets overseas. Photo: AFP
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