Three Gorges Probe

Three Gorges botanical garden owner sues Chongqing forestry bureau

Huang Zhiling

November 8, 2007

A Chinese businessman is suing the government over the deaths of thousands of rare plants he had saved from being submerged by the Three Gorges dam, China Daily reported.


Xiang Xiufa, from Chongqing, at the western end of the Three Gorges reservoir, had hoped to ensure the survival of the plants, some of which were the only remaining samples of species millions of years old, by transplanting them to a botanical garden. But a government subsidy of US$ 280,000 he was to have received from the municipality’s forestry bureau for that purpose never reached him, the newspaper said.

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