EU-China Newsletter 2/09
In Brief1. Chinese Civil Society on
2. The China Environment
3. Agriculture and Bio
Products in China
4. 30 Years Civil Society
5. Discussion Paper on
German's Toy Campaign
6. China in Africa
7. The 12th EU-China
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eight NGOs including the Friends of Nature, Oxfam Hong Kong,
Aid China(AAC), Global Village Beijing, World Wide Fund for Nature
Green Earth Volunteers and the Institute of Public and Environmental
a project “Chinese Civil Society’s Response to
Climate Change: Consensus and
Strategies”, aiming to raise the level or awareness and
concern about climate change among
Chinese civil society, to seek common positions and strategies based on
realities, and to call for common actions to combat climate change.
The China Environment Yearbook, produced by China's pre-eminent environmental organization Friends of Nature, has established itself as the standard source for on-the-ground civil society perspectives about environmental issues in China. The third English language volume in the series brings readers up to date on the main issues and events in 2007. These include national debates about water and air pollution, the Lake Tai algae crisis, the environmental protests in the city of Xiamen, challenges faced by those planning a “green” Olympics in Beijing for 2008, and the adverse impact of global climate change. The research and analysis contained in the volume depicts the broader patterns of an emerging environmental politics in China - a more assertive and restive citizenry in environmental affairs, the rise of interest groups, and international influences on domestic policy debates. The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 3 is an indispensable source for scholars and policy makers concerned about how China's environmental policies and practices will affect its own future and the future of the earth.
The Engllish version of the book is available for purchase for € 114.00 / US$ 169.00.
A collection of latest publications on the topic “Biological products, made in China” is to be found here:
in Chinese, Fu Dao, editor of the China
Development Brief, reviews two books introducing and discussing the
civil society development in China of the past 30 years,
"30 years of
the Chinese Civil Society" by The NGO Research Institute of
We have translated this interesting and significant review into English, hoping to bring in more scientific discussion of the movement possible.
Serious violations of national labour laws and internationally concerted social standards are rife in labour-intensive industries – especially in developing and emerging countries but also beyond. Trade unions and NGOs have kept records of these violations for years.
A long run-up - yet only a short leap forward, written by Uwe Kleinert in cooperation with Elisabeth Strohscheidt, aims to present the structural elements and procedures of the ICTI CARE (the code introduced by International Council of Toy Industries in promoting fair labour conditions of the industry) Process and subjects them to a critical analysis. Finally, it sets out the minimum requirements as indispensable prerequisites for an effective, credible and transparent ICTI Care Process.
Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID) has recently released a research report Chinese Mining Operations in Katanga Democratic Republic of Congo, presenting the labour and human rights conditions of the Chinese-invested mining sector in the region, aiming to improve conditions for everyone (Congolese and Chinese alike) employed by Chinese companies investing abroad and to support China’s own efforts to set guidelines for and monitor responsible corporate conduct.
The Twelfth EU-China Summit was held in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province of China on 30 November 2009. Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council attended the meeting on behalf of China. The European Union was represented by the President of the European Council, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt of Sweden and the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso. A Joint Statement was released on the same day.
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