(October 1992) Over one-third of World Bank projects fail.
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(September 23, 1992) A newly formed coalition is putting pressure on the World Bank and other corporate money-lenders to stop funding China’s controversial Three Gorges Dam.
(September 21, 1992) Foes of a proposed giant dam spanning the Yangtze River in China stepped up their campaign here today by calling on all possible credit sources not to back the project.
(September 21, 1992) Chinese and Western environmentalists joined forces Monday to try to stop China from building the world’s largest dam, which they say would be a disaster from central China and its people.
(August 4, 1992) Dissident journalist Dai Qing is challenging China’s censorship by trying to publish a series of books critical of the multi-billion-yuan Three Gorges project.
(June 8, 1992) Dai Qing, a dissident journalist, who was prevented from returning home last weekend, was allowed to fly to Beijing today and said that the Government seemed to be improving its human rights record.
(June 8, 1992) Ms. Dai Qing, who is studying at Harvard University, was refused entry to China before the Tiananmen Square anniversary, but returned to spend the summer with her family.
(Jun. 4, 1992) Chinese Prime Minister Mr. Li Peng has personally intervened to allow dissident journalist Ms. Dai Qing to return to China to visit her relatives.
“Fear by the North of environmental degradation provides the South the leverage that did not exist before.”
(June 1, 1992) A student leader who fled China after spending a year being moved from jail to jail has released an account of the way in which political prisoners as old as 70 were tortured.
(May 10 , 1992) “This spring, after more than half a century of debate, the Chinese government finally decided to tame the dragon, or try to” writes Stephen Magagnini.
(April 3, 1992) On April 3, 1992, the National People’s Congress approved the Three Gorges dam. But the refusal of one-third of NPC delegates to give the project their blessing amounted to an unprecedented display of opposition from China’s ‘rubber-stamp’ parliament.
(April 3, 1992) “Our own backyard” conference on ecological renewal, Toronto City Hall, Toronto, ON
World bank loan to private sector spells doom for famed Chilean river, Pehuenche people
(March 28, 1992) It’s part Good Samaritian, part bully. Critics want it shut down.