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Mu Lan

Mu Lan is a Chinese scholar of environmental and population migration issues, has taught in Chinese and Canadian universities, done field work and primary research in the Three Gorges area, and studied in the U.S. and the U.K. Currently, Mu Lan is working with Probe International as a translator, researcher, writer, and Chief Editor of the Three Gorges Probe (Chinese language edition).

Taking the long view

Late last year, Mu Lan, the editor of Probe International’s Three Gorges Probe news service in Chinese, followed the central leg of China’s massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project with his camera as it made its way from Hubei Province to Beijing, the project’s ultimate destination.

Extreme drought in the Lake Poyang area [photo gallery]

(May 16, 2014) Mu Lan, the editor of our Chinese Three Gorges Probe news service, documents in pictures the decline of China’s largest freshwater lake on the southern bank of the Yangtze River in east China’s Jiangxi Province for his report, “Is the Three Gorges Dam to blame for extreme drought in the Lake Poyang area?”

Farewell, Wu Dengming, “China’s green hero”

(July 25, 2013) Wu Dengming, praised as “China’s green hero” for his tireless dedication to protecting the environment, passed away this month, aged 73. He is remembered here by those who knew and admired him — even those commercial interests he challenged — as a remarkable and devoted advocate to the end.