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OPEN LETTER TO ECUADORIAN LEGISLATORS ON THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ECUADOR AND CHINA (JANUARY, 2024)

Ecuadorian organizations, networks and social collectives express their concerns regarding the possible ratification of the Ecuador-China Free Trade Agreement and warn about its implications and impacts on human rights, social collectives and the environment. They request the Ecuadorian National Assembly to thoroughly analyse the treaty and discuss its content with social organizations.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS?: AN ANALYSIS OF THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK’S UPDATED ENERGY SECTOR STRATEGY ONE YEAR ON (DECEMBER, 2023)

In collaboration with: Recourse, BRICS Feminist Watch, Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), and Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (CLEAN).

One-year anniversary of issuing the Green Finance Guidelines for the Banking and Insurance Industries (OCTOBER, 2023)

Latin American organizations approach the new Chinese banking regulator, the National Financial Regulatory Administration asking for the prioritization of the commitments established in the Green Finance Guidelines for the Banking and Insurance Industry.

NO PARIS: HOW THE AIIB’S PARIS ALIGNMENT METHODOLOGY FAILS THE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET (SEPTEMBER, 2023)

In collaboration with: Recourse, BRICS Feminist Watch, and Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network (CLEAN).

ROADBLOCKS TO ACCOUNTABILITY: ADDRESSING THE ACCESSIBILITY CRISIS IN THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK’S REVIEW OF ITS PROJECT-AFFECTED PEOPLE’S MECHANISM (SEPTEMBER, 2023)

In collaboration with: Recourse, Accountability Counsel and Inclusive Development International.

CHINESE INVESTMENTS AND PROJECTS IN ECUADOR (SEPTEMBER, 2023)

PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE ECUADOR CHINA FTA (SEPTEMBER, 2023)

CHINA IN YASUNÍ ITT OIL BLOCK (JULY, 2023)

“CHINA IN THE YASUNÍ OIL BLOCK” REPORT RECOMMENDS EXTRACTIVIST OPERATIONS BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE AREA (JULY, 2023)

CHALLENGES OF THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ECUADOR AND CHINA (May, 2023)

Published by: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Regional Office Andean Region. Analysis and Debate, No. 49.

REMARKS TO THE MOFCOM ON THE CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS OF CHINA’S THIRD PERIODIC REPORT BY CESCR. (APRIL, 2023)

Latin American organizations inform MOFCOM about the Concluding Observations of China's Third Periodic Report by CESCR and recommend urgent and effective implementation of the "Guidelines for Ecological Environmental Protection in Foreign Investment Cooperation and Construction Projects" and the "Guidelines for Environmental Protection in Foreign Investment and Cooperation”.

REMARKS TO THE CCCMC ON THE CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS OF CHINA’S THIRD PERIODIC REPORT BY CESCR. (APRIL, 2023)

Latin American organizations inform CCCMC about the Concluding Observations of China's Third Periodic Report by CDESC and recommend the urgent and effective establishment of the "Complaints and Consultation Mechanism for the Mining Industry and Mineral Value Chain."

INTERVIEW: “ECUADOR HAS NOT BEEN, NOR IT IS PREPARED WITH A GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THIS FTA WITH CHINA” (MAY, 2023)

RUCALHUE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT IN CHILE: CHINESE COMPANY CHALLENGES COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORITIES IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT (MAY, 2023)

Chinese lithium investments in the lithium triangle and deep waters. INFOCUS (APRIL, 2023)

Report: “ASSESSING THE COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS AND RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHINESE BUSINESS” (February, 2023)

In collaboration with: Collective on Chinese Financing and Investments, Human Rights and the Environment (CICDHA), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), and other regional organizations.



LETTER SENT TO THE AIIB ON THE APPROVAL OF THE ENERGY SECTOR STRATEGY (JANUARY, 2023)

Latin American civil society organizations express to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank the importance of having strategies tailored to the needs of each region, ensuring that projects are socially inclusive and help overcome dependence on fossil fuels.

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) REPORTING IN CHINA. ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES (SEPTEMBER, 2022)

INTRODUCTORY GUIDE TO THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT BANK: A TOOL FOR CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA (january, 2022)

FOREIGN POLICY 2023: THE FTA WITH CHINA (JANUARY, 2023)

PEOPLE’S MAP OF GLOBAL CHINA

The People’s Map of Global China is an updated interactive tool of public access that monitors the activities of Chinese banks and companies around the world. LAS has contributed to this tool with various case profiles of projects in Latin America.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. UNDERSTANDING THE CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK Financing, governance and socio-environmental challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean (october, 2021)

Understanding the China Development Bank (CDB) in Latin America (july, 2022)

In collaboration with: The People's Map of Global China

Engaging with China in Latin America: A Conversation with Paulina Garzón (july, 2022)

In collaboration with: The People's Map of Global China

THE TREATS OF THE CHINESE FLEET IN LATIN AMERICA (JUNE, 2022)

In collaboration with: The Observatory for Marine and Coastal Governance



REPORT & LAUNCH RECORDING: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHINESE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN LATIN AMERICA (april, 2022)

In collaboration with: Collective on Chinese Financing and Investments, Human Rights and the Environment (CICDHA), Federación Internacional por los Derechos Humanos (FIDH) and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

INTERNATIONAL FORUM: “HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHINESE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN LATIN AMERICA. CASES OF ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CHILE, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, MEXICO, PERU AND VENEZUELA” (MARCH, 2022)

In collaboration with: Enrique Dussel Peters, Ariel C. Armony y Shoujun Cui

Mechanisms for holding Chinese Investors accountable at a national, regional and international level (march, 2022)

In collaboration with: Zimbabwe Environment Law Association (ZELA)

China, the time to act is now (august, 2022)

Summary of China Development Bank Environmental and Social Policies and Procedures for the China Loan Cycle

China Development Bank Milestones Timeline

Chinese Loan Modalities and Credit Instruments

Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America (as of April 2022)

Schedule of The Main Events of The Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investments and Events Related to Latin America and the Caribbean

Full Members and Prospective Members of the Asian Bank for Infrastructure Investments in Latin America (updated April 2022)

LETTER SENT TO THE AIIB ON THE CONSULTATION PROCESS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR STRATEGY UPDATE (JULY, 2022)

Latin American civil society organizations demand a quality consultation process and a just energy transition to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank during the Energy Sector Strategy Consultation Process.

Engaging with China in Latin America: A Conversation with Paulina Garzón (april, 2022)

Recommended Reading: HUMAN RIGHTS AND CHINESE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN LATIN AMERICA (April, 2022)

COMMENTS FROM CSO TO “DRAFT REVISION OF THE ENERGY SECTOR STRATEGY: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR TOMORROW” (JUNE, 2022)

Latin American civil society organizations summit comments to ensure a fair energy transition in economic, environmental and social terms, suggestions and questions, upon the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s call for submissions.

OPEN STATEMENT ON PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA BY COMMUNITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS TO THE AIIB (DECEMBER, 2021)

Latin American civil society organizations, communities and social movements advocate that all Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's investments in the region promote not only economic benefits, but social welfare and environmental protection.

BUILDING DEVELOPMENT FOR A NEW ERA: CHINA’S INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (january, 2018)

In collaboration with: Enrique Dussel Peters, Ariel C. Armony y Shoujun Cui

Publication of a Guide to Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank for a Latin American audience (march, 2022)

Builders from China: From Third-World Solidarity to Globalized State Capitalism (march, 2022)

CHINESE CREDITS IN LATIN AMERICA: REPORT REVEALS LOW RIGUROSITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS IN MEGAPROJECTS (FEBRUARY, 2022)

Release of china development bank report (november, 2021)

Paulina Garzón: Chinese credits are a black box (november, 2021)

Can China win over the locals in Latin America? (november, 2021)

REPORT REVEALS BOLD CONTRASTS IN CREDITS FROM THE CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK TO ECUADOR (OCTOBER, 2021)

FULL REPORT. UNDERSTANDING THE CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK Financing, governance and socio-environmental challenges for Latin America and the Caribbean (october, 2021)

INFORMED DECISION: CHINA COMMUNICATIONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WITHDRAWS FROM THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PORT OF SÃO LUÍS IN THE STATE OF MARANHÃO (september, 2021)

Civil society organizations from Latin America initiate engagement with the AIIB as the bank begins to finance ‘infrastructure for tomorrow’ in the region (september, 2021)

CHINA FIGHTS WITH SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS IN LATIN AMERICA (july, 2021)

OPEN LETTER TO THE CDB (NOVEMBER, 2021)

The first broad call from Latin America to the China Development Bank, globalizing the demand for the urgent improvement of its environmental and social governance and the establishment of quality social and environmental safeguards that improves its risk management. 142 civil society organizations in the region endorsed the letter and 34 international organizations supported it.

SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN THE “RUCALHUE HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT PROJECT” (SEPTEMBER, 2021)

12 civil society organizations (CICDHA members) ask China Three Gorges Corporation, International Water and Electric Corporation and the Chinese Embassy in Chile to reassess the feasibility of the project and the irregularity of the conditions in which it was approved to avoid socio-environmental and cultural damage.

REGIONAL OPEN STATEMENT ABOUT DESTRUCTIVE AND ILLEGAL FISHING BY THE CHINESE FLEET (JUNE, 2021)

Latin American civil society organizations warn against the negative impacts of illegal, regulated and deregulated fishing by the Chinese fishing fleet in distant waters in the region.

What to expect from the new reforms of Chinese policy banks? (september, 2021)

China and the distant seas (january, 2021)

China and the Distant Seas (december, 2020)

Important lessons: Sinohydro, the Agua Zarca dam and the murder of Berta Cáceres (august, 2020)

URGENT REFLECTIONS AGRICULTURAL CHALLENGES (august, 2020)

A “wake-up call” by the Ministry of Environment and Ecology for China Minmetals Group (july, 2020)

Urgent Reflections CROSSROADS OF DEBT (july, 2020)

PRESS RELEASE ON THE DECLARATION “REGIONAL ALERT ON DESTRUCTIVE AND ILLEGAL FISHING BY THE CHINESE FLEET” (july, 2021)

China signals its global intentions on climate change during a flurry of high-level meetings (may, 2021)

Covid-19, China and Latin America (june, 2020)

Environmental and social chinese guidelines: a step towards corresponsability (june, 2020)

URGENT REFLECTIONS. MINING THROUGH THE LENS OF LAC-CHINA RELATIONS (june, 2020)

URGENT REFLECTIONS. CHINESE COMPANIES IN TIMES OF COVID-19 (june, 2020)

COMPILATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL GUIDELINES (april, 2020)

Interview: Paulina Garzón on Chinese investment in Latin America (may, 2020)

LETTER TO CHINESE EMBASSIES IN LATIN AMERICA TO REPLICATE ACTIONS TAKEN BY CHINESE EMBASSY IN ZIMBABWE (OCTOBER, 2020)

Latin American civil society organizations welcome the initiative of the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe, that asked all Chinese companies to prohibit all mining activities in national parks, riverbanks and riverbeds, and urge Chinese embassies in Latin America to follow that exemplary action.

DECLARATION ABOUT THE SAN LUIS PORT IN BRAZIL (AUGUST, 2020)

Latin American civil society organizations speak out in the face of concern about the possibility of the construction of the San Luis Port in San Luis-Marañon- Brazil with the support of the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) and the financing from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC).

PROBLEMS RELATED TO SARS-COV-2 IN PERU, ECUADOR AND ARGENTINA (MAY, 2020)

Latin American civil society organizations urge immediate action by Chinese institutions to attend the problems related to the COVID-19 virus in projects in Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina.

China and Argentina: Investments, Energy and Sustainability. The Cauchari Solar Park Project (may, 2019)

HANDBOOK ON CHINESE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN LOANS AND INVESTMENTS (september, 2018)