Web Transparency and Open Data on Chinese Mining Projects in Ecuador

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Some authors consider that the increase in Latin American exportations to the Chinese market and Chinese investments are very positive for Latin American economies, especially for strengthening south–south relations. However, a series of problems have been observed in recent years because Chinese investments in Latin America tend to prioritize the extraction of natural resources, in several cases without complying with adequate socio-environmental standards, and due to the lack of clearness of some contracts. This study analyzes the quality of public information on Chinese mining projects in Ecuador. Specifically, compliance with Ecuadorian legislation was studied through the Web sites of Chinese mining companies. To study the transparency of public information in Chinese mining extractives, a set of indicators adapted to the Ecuadorian legal framework was applied. The results show a great absence of public information on the Web sites as required by Ecuadorian law. Chinese mining companies in Ecuador operate in a culture of secrecy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication and Applied Technologies - Proceedings of ICOMTA 2022
EditorsPaulo Carlos López-López, Ángel Torres-Toukoumidis, Andrea De-Santis, Óscar Avilés, Daniel Barredo
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811963469
StatePublished - 2023
EventInternational Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies, ICOMTA 2022 - Cuenca, Ecuador
Duration: 7 Sep 20229 Sep 2022

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


ConferenceInternational Conference on Communication and Applied Technologies, ICOMTA 2022

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  • Chinese mines
  • Ecuador
  • Extractive industries
  • Open data
  • Web transparency


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