Three Gorges Probe

Father of Three Gorges’ death would open door for criticism

(March 2, 2009) Rumours have begun to circulate that Li Peng, the now 80 year-old former Premier of China who was the major driving force behind the Three Gorges project, may be seriously ill. An NGO worker in China recently told John Bishop of the China Economic Review that if the ex-leader, seen by many as the ‘Father’ of Three Gorges, were to die that critics would be able to “more openly express negative views about the project.”

John Bishop, China Economic Review, March 2, 2009


Read John Bishop’s original article from Feb 27.

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