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Yale investigates its Chinese investments for human rights abuses

Beth Harpaz

Yale University is investigating its investments in some Chinese companies connected to human rights abuses, according to the Yale Daily News.

A Yale committee on responsible investing will take a look at Chinese companies that may be ineligible for investment, according to the student-run newspaper. The university took steps last year to divest in fossil fuel companies after student protests.

The university invests more than $2 billion in emerging markets, including China, according to the Yale Daily News. Among them are two Chinese companies — Tencent and JD.com. Yale president Peter Salovey wouldn’t guarantee there’s no connection between Yale’s investments and human rights abuses.