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Bo Xilai

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL DIRECT CONNECTION WITH BO XILAI

I have evidence that Royal Dutch Shell had direct business dealings with the now disgraced Chinese leader Bo Xilai at the heart of the scandal.

By John Donovan

Printed below is a self-explanatory email I sent earlier today to Mr. Michiel Brandjes, Company Secretary & General Counsel Corporate, Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

Since there has been no response, I have published the email at 3pm UK time. 

I would like readers to be aware that Shell has on many previous occasions taken up our invitation to provide a comment to be published with an article.

Furthermore, we have previously agreed not to publish an article at the request of Mr Brandjes. read more

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Added energy for trade links

Financial Times: Added energy for trade links

By Jonathan Moules

Published: May 12 2004

Anglo-Chinese business relationships received a fillip yesterday when four British companies signed joint ventures worth $1.5bn with companies in China.

Senior executives from the energy businesses BP and Shell, Kingfisher, the retail group, and its B&Q home improvement subsidiary joined Patricia Hewitt, UK trade secretary, and Bo Xilai, the Chinese commerce minister, at a contract signing ceremony in London.

BP accounted for the lion’s share of the contracts with more than $1bn of business. The largest was a $577m contract with PetroChina to develop hundreds of retail petrol stations in Guangdong province by 2007. A similar arrangement worth $250m in Zhejiang province was signed with Sinopec.
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BP and Shell invest $1.2bn in Chinese petrol station expansion

The Independent: BP and Shell invest $1.2bn in Chinese petrol station expansion

By Michael Harrison

12 May 2004

The western oil majors BP and Royal Dutch/Shell yesterday unveiled plans to invest $1.2bn in petrol stations and chemical plants in China.

BP signed a series of agreements with China’s Sinopec to expand their service station and chemicals joint ventures. The agreements will lead to the building of a 500-strong chain of petrol stations in Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces and a 500,000 tonnes-a-year acetic acid plant in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
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Chinese deals worth £1.5bn announced

TimesOnline: Chinese deals worth £1.5bn announced

May 10, 2004

Four British companies will tomorrow announce joint ventures in China worth more than £1.5 billion, according to Government officials.

The announcements will coincide with a three-day visit to the UK by Wen Jiabao, the Chinese Prime Minister.

Representatives of BP, Shell, Kingfisher and its B&Q unit will join the Trade and Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt and Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai at the contract signing ceremony in London.

The deals include a retail petrol stations venture in Guandong Province between BP and PetroChina and a similar arrangement in Zhejiang Province between BP and Sinopec. read more

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