(December 31, 1998) There are increasing calls for creditor nations to cancel the foreign debts of Central American nations badly hit by Hurricane Mitch.
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(December 30, 1998) ‘Of China’s 606 cities, two-thirds are seriously short of water. The aquifer level under Beijing is 80 metres down, dropping a metre a year. No one knows how much remains.’
(December 28, 1998) A leader of China Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corp (CTGPC) admits that defects have been reported in the dam construction, reports China Daily.
(December 28, 1998) Three Gorges is the flagship of the large-scale, centralized electricity expansion programme. As long as the Three Gorges dam proceeds, desperately needed market and policy reforms will be stymied, say authors.
(December 28, 1998) China’s Premier Zhu Rongji urges builders of Three Gorges dam to pay more attention to the “quality” of its construction, an AFP story quotes Xinhua.
(December 21, 1998) EDC Sinks Third World Citizens Debt
(December 21, 1998) A Thai dam builder has asked tribal Shan rebels in the Golden Triangle war zone if it can build a hydroelectric barrage across the Salween River. The Shan States Army has already given the developer, MDX, permission to survey the area, Shan sources say.
(December 10, 1998) Canada’s legislation on corruption of foreign public officials and the implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.
BEIJING, Dec. 08, 1998 — (Agence France Presse) China’s relocation quota for the giant Three Gorges Dam project has fallen behind this year with only 49,000 people moving out of their homes near the Yangtze river, the China Daily said Tuesday.
(December 1, 1998) The Ministry of Industry last month signed a memorandum of understanding with Canadian and South Korean partners to develop Vietnam’s first nuclear power plant.
The following is an excerpt from the book The River Dragon Has Come!
(i) Dam Project in Yunnan Suspended
(ii) New Forest Plan to Prevent Floods
(iii) Shift in Water Management
(iv) Green Group Disbanded in Capital
(November 29, 1998) As many developed countries close down their nuclear power plants, nuclear industry sales teams are turning to the Asia Pacific to hock their wares. Using a variety of public relations tactics, biased information is being presented to the Thai people, particularly in the provinces where the plants will likely be located.
(November 29, 1998) ENERGY: With increasingly successful alternatives, has the promise of nuclear power run out of steam?