Saferworld has been working on issues relating to China since 2004. We work with Chinese companies operating in Africa and Asia to help them to be more sensitive to issues that could cause tensions and violence within communities and to ensure that they do not fuel conflict but instead contribute to peace.
We also work with Chinese export control officials, researchers, government ministries and businesses to help them understand and comply with international regulations on the transfer of arms and dual-use items.
"There needs to be a fundamental shift away from a business-only mind-set, to one that acknowledges local realities. There also needs to be high-level buy-in to ensure that resources are set aside – for example, to designate a community liaison – to engage with local people”.Zhang Hui, China Programme Manager