Chinese banks are pouring billions into destructive agribusiness linked to global deforestation
Global Witness reveals today that Chinese banks are failing to take adequate measures to ensure their money is not contributing to environmental destruction
New analysis shows a worrying surge in exports of tropical timber to Vietnam and China from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018
New analysis shows a worrying surge in high-risk DRC timber to Vietnam and China.
Alarm bells sound for China’s trade reputation, as new report reveals destructive logging of Solomon Islands’ rainforests risks illegality
Hugely unsustainable rates of logging and the high risk of illegal practices on the once pristine paradise of the Solomon Islands are putting China’s reputation as a global trading partner at risk.
Chinese industry takes bold step to tackle land grabs with launch of new rubber guidelines
Guidelines launched at an intergovernmental conference in Ho Chi Minh City are the most progressive yet in addressing the social and environmental risks for companies associated with large-scale rubber plantations around the world.
Public consultation announced on promising Chinese industry guidelines for rubber companies
A new set of Chinese draft guidelines to promote responsible business practices for the natural rubber sector has been opened up to public consultation.
Congo’s Mines Minister calls for “genuine clean up” of gold sector following Global Witness investigation into chaotic boom in country’s east
Minister's letter follows recent work by Global Witness and Congolese civil society organisations to expose links between armed groups, the artisanal gold trade and some public officials in the South Kivu territory of Shabunda.
Global Witness welcomes progressive new Chinese mineral supply chain guidelines
New Chinese industry guidelines for carrying out mineral supply chain checks can play a vital part in efforts to address resource-linked conflict and human rights abuses around the world, says Global Witness.
New Chinese Guidelines offer mineral companies chance to reduce conflict, corruption risks and show value to host communities
Global Witness report says supply chain checks essential to stop conflict funding
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