Can China shut down Philippines power remotely?

Philippines’ senate committee on energy will conduct an inquiry into the apprehensions that China may be able to remotely shut down significant portions of the country’s power infrastructure. The concern was raised during the deliberations on the proposed budget of the Department of Energy (DOE) over the Chinese ownership of National Grid Corp. of the …

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CSR for a “Better Connected World” | Huawei

As the world’s largest telecommunications company, Huawei, ranked 79th on Forbes’ list of the Most Valuable Brands for 2018, is a global leader in Digital Transformation. When it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the global giant looks to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its guide. “Our corporate mission is to bring digital to ‘every person, home and organization …

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How Chinese Companies Deal with Labor Strikes and Unions in Kenya

Tang Yuchen is a youth fellow at China House in Nairobi. “There were hundreds of thousands of people, like a black storm sweeping across the field. Tires were burned, stones were thrown everywhere as if it was a war movie”, Mr. Lu painfully recalled his first labor strike experience, “When someone throws a stone at you, you …

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High Dropout Rate of Kenyan Women after Primary School: Can China Become Part of the Solution?

The following story was written collectively by China House Fellows Hu Chengguang, Zeng Tengyao, Bai Yuwei and Cao Xiaocao in July, 2019. As one of the most important drivers for a country, education has developed rapidly during the last few decades in Kenya. While even though Kenya’s current education system has been well established, it …

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Chinese Companies in Ecuador Should Enhance Dialogue with NGOs

The article was written by  Jin Wan and Yuchen Ge, youth fellows of China House, in March, 2019. As the largest creditor of Ecuador, China provides around 60 percent of this South American country’s financing and funds numerous loan deals, which are usually underwritten and paid back using the proceeds made from the support given to the …

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China’s Cambodia Ventures Need NGO Outreach

The article was written by Wu Dinan Austin and Huang Ye, youth fellows of China House, in January, 2019. Ten years ago, there was no Chinese investing in electricity. If you talked to me for one hour, the lights would have gone out more than 5 times. 10 years later, you talk to me even for …

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The Kenya Construction Industry Trade Union: A Friend for African Workers, A “Stranger” for Chinese Companies

The article was written by Tingting Zhu, a youth fellow of China House, in July, 2018. Trade unions always incite workers to make trouble, and ask us for more money. They really cause me a headache.” That is the commonly held perception of trade unions by project managers of Chinese construction companies in Kenya. According to the …

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