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Launch of the People’s Map of Global China, visualizing information on Chinese invested projects and their social and environmental impacts

People's Map of Global China

About the People’s Map of Global China

The People's Map of Global China provides profiles of countries and projects, sortable by project parameters, Chinese companies and banks involved, and their social, political, and environmental impacts. 

The map is a collaboration between nongovernmental organizations, journalists, trade unions, academics, and the public at large. 

This is a ‘people’s’ map in two ways:

  • The content traces the global imprint of China focusing on the experiences of the people most affected by it.
  • Profiles have a strong focus on issues like labor rights, the environment, land rights, and Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

The map also relies on the input of a growing network of people who hail from the places discussed, have been conducting in-depth research on the various facets of Global China in their localities, or are working directly with communities impacted by these projects.

The project is implemented by the Made in China Journal, with financial support from the Global China Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University, the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, and The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Inclusive Development International has contributed profiles and sits on the editorial board.

Beside the map homepage, check out the project databasecountry databaselist of contributors, and FAQ page. The map is launching with profiles for 17 countries and 23 projects and will be updated on a rolling basis. There is much more content in the pipeline, and new pitches and submissions are welcome!

To keep track of updates, you can follow the dedicated Facebook and Twitter profiles.