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Posts Tagged ‘China’ (70 found)

Campaigners Around the World Call to Postpone Destructive Chinese Pipelines in Burma

130 organizations over 20 countries today held demonstrations and submitted letters calling on Burma’s President Thein Sein to postpone China’s trans-Burma oil and gas pipelines project. The letter expressed serious concerns over human rights abuses as well as […]

March 1, 2012  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Forgotten Workforce

Burma’s continuing political repression and economic deterioration, coupled with China’s rapid growth, have caused a new phenomenon over the past few years: large-scale northward migration from Burma to China […]

February 23, 2012  •  By Burmese Women's Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BWU’s New Report “Forgotten Workforce” Exposes Hardship of Burmese Migrant Women in China’s Border Boom Town

A new report by local researchers exposes how increasing numbers of Burmese women are toiling to support the booming economy of China’s border town of Ruili under exploitative conditions and no legal protection […]

February 23, 2012  •  By Burmese Women's Union  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arakanese Take to the Streets to Demand Gas be Used for Arakan Electricity

Today over 250 Arakanese took to the streets in the state capital of Sittwe and across two townships, wearing t-shirts, pasting stickers and posters, demanding that natural gas from Arakan coastal waters be used to generate 24-hour electricity throughout the state before any is exported to China […]

January 17, 2012  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demonstration Calling for Chinese Government to Participate in Restoring Freedom and Human Rights in Burma and North Korea

To mark International Human Rights Day, people from the Burmese community, North Korean community and many supporters stand together to call for justice and freedom in both countries. Burma Campaign UK and Christian Solidarity Worldwide have organised this demonstration today […]

December 12, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Halting of the Myitsone Dam is a Victory for the People of Burma

The US Campaign for Burma applauds the efforts of a grassroots movement inside Burma that won a significant victory last week when President Thein Sein announced the construction suspension of the controversial Myitsone Dam. This was truly a landmark achievement […]

October 4, 2011  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Chinese Official Threatens Myanmar

The head of a major Chinese company behind a controversial dam in Myanmar said the project’s suspension by the Myanmar government last week was a surprise that “will lead to a series of legal issues,” in the latest sign of frayed relations between the two countries […]

October 4, 2011  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Save Irrawaddy, No Dam on Burma’s Vital River:Protest At the Chinese Consulate

The 88 Generation Students’ group in Burma has recently made an action call to help save Irrawaddy. In order to support their call and numerous concerns expressed by many including that of Daw Augn San Suu Kyi, the activists and Burma supporters in the San Francisco Bay Area are organizing this protest […]

September 14, 2011  •  By Burmese American Democratic Alliance  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China Digs in Across Conflict-ridden Burma to Access Oil and Gas

Sold Out details the expanding construction of a deep sea port, gas terminal, and oil transfer point in Burma’s western Arakan State as well as laying of nearly 800 kilometers of pipes. Dual pipelines will pump Burma’s world class natural gas reserves as well as oil from the Middle East and Africa across the country to feed China’s energy needs […]

September 6, 2011  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China Speeds Ahead with Myitsone Dam Despite Civil War in Northern Burma

Seven hundred Chinese laborers are working day and night shearing off hilltops, laying tunnels, and building embankments at the Myitsone, the source of Burma’s Irrawaddy River, in a race to complete the country’s largest dam on schedule despite ongoing […]

August 31, 2011  •  By Kachin Development Networking Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤