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The Largest Chinese Business Association in Zimbabwe Looks For a Way Out of the Current Stand-off With Civil Society Groups

The largest Chinese business association in Zimbabwe that’s been at the center of a bitter dispute with a coalition of 27 civil society groups published a lengthy proposal this week that listed a detailed set of recommendations for how its members can bring an end to the feud.

While tensions between Chinese businesses and local stakeholders in Zimbabwe have been simmering for years over well-documented allegations of rampant labor abuse and environmental violations, the situation boiled over in January following the publication of a stinging letter by a group of civil society groups.

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