The US-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law is proud to have partnered with the Global Environmental Institute to produce these reports, which provide an analysis of foreign direct investment by Chinese enterprises in Vietnam and Cambodia. Ever since it first introduced its "Going Out" strategy about a decade and a half ago, China's foreign direct investment around the world has grown at a tremendous pace, especially in its neighboring countries in the lower Mekong region. High levels of investment bring much-needed economic opportunities, but they are also often associated with high levels of environmental and social risk. These reports (available in both Chinese and English) analyze the investment and environmental legal frameworks of Vietnam and Cambodia and recent trends with regard to Chinese investment in each country, while also providing case studies designed to take a closer look at some of the socio-environmental challenges facing investors, local governments, and impacted communities. The reports also provide recommendations for each of these stakeholders in hopes of improving the management of environmental and social risks while promoting sustainable development in the region.
Note: These reports were made possible by the generous support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The opinions expressed in these reports are those of the authors only. They do not necessarily represent the opinions or position of USAID or the United States Government.