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Protesters Target Chinese Embassies Over E. Africa Oil Project

Protestors unfurl a banner opposing the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline outside of the Chinese embassy in Paris on June 26, 2024. AFP

Climate change campaigners protested at Chinese embassies in 10 countries on Tuesday, calling on China not to finance the construction of TotalEnergies’ controversial oil pipeline in East Africa.

Activists said Chinese banks and insurers are financiers of “last resort” for TotalEnergies, which has struggled to secure the loans it needs to build the pipeline.

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