Beijing Water

China’s water crisis: Beijing’s crippling water shortage and the unfolding tragedy of the Three Gorges Dam

(November 3, 2010) Dai Qing, a Probe International fellow, leading Chinese activist and journalist will be giving a speech at the University of British Columbia on November 9, detailing her battle against the Three Gorges dam and quest to protect the country’s dwindling water supplies.

Leading Chinese environmental activist and journalist, Dai Qing
When: 6 – 8pm, Tuesday Nov. 9, 2010
Where: Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC

Learn about Dai Qing’s battle against “the most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world” and her ongoing work to safeguard Beijing’s dwindling water supplies.

Dai Qing has gained worldwide recognition as a fearless social and environmental activist in China – most notably fighting against the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. Ms. Dai’s book criticising the project, Yangtze! Yangtze!, earned her 10 months in a maximum-security prison after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Prior to her call to activism, she worked as a missile technician and intelligence agent. Today Ms. Dai resides in Beijing where she continues to fight for human rights, democracy and environmental causes.

Free and open to the public. For more information please call 250 853 3626.

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