The People’s Map of Global China: The Launch of a New Perspective on Global China

The China Programme is pleased to announce the launch of RWI partner Made in China Journal’s project: The People’s Map of Global China.

The People’s Map of Global China is a project that tracks China’s complex and rapidly changing international activities.

These activities are presented through profiles of projects and countries on an interactive map. Every profile attempts to provide a fully rounded account of the projects and Chinese engagement in an informative and accessible manner. The projects are sortable after project parameters, Chinese companies and banks involved, and their social, political and environmental impacts.

Using an interactive, open access ‘map’ format, and collaborating with nongovernmental organisations, journalists, trade unions, academics, and the public at large, the map aims to provide continuously updated tracing and information on various dimensions of Global China in their local contexts.

“People’s” map emphasizes the focus of, and contributions to, this project. The map draws from the experiences of those impacted by the projects. Further, it relies on the input from a growing network of people, often hailing from the places discussed, who have been conducting in-depth research on the various facets of Global China in their localities, and/or are working directly with communities impacted by these projects.

With its qualitative focus, the map is envisioned as a bridge between the academic community, focusing on the macro-level, and civil society organisations that tend to focus on the micro level. The hope is that the information collected will be a useful resource for policymaking, research and international advocacy.

See the map here. To learn more about the project visit the project database, the country database, the list of contributors, and the FAQ page.

The People’s Map of Global China has been developed with support from RWI’s China programme, Global China Centre at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University, and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University,

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