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Chinese Stakeholders in the DR Congo Go On the Offensive in a Bid To Change the Narrative

Chinese mining interests in the DR Congo are now pushing back aggressively against the perception that they are unfairly exploit Congo’s natural resources through unfair contracts, avoiding taxes, and not fulfilling corporate social responsibility commitments.

The companies, many of which are state-owned, are notoriously secretive and have long resisted providing even the slightest access to their facilities to outside stakeholders. But that all seemed to change last week with a flurry of activity and revelations about these companies’ tax contributions, employee benefits, and public works programs.

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