The Three Gorges Dam was designed to tame China’s longest river. But this summer’s record rains reveal its limited ability to control floods.
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Floods focus fresh scrutiny on Three Gorges Dam
As Beijing officials and Three Gorges Dam operator, China Three Gorges Corporation, praise the hydro giant for its performance and benefits during a time of punishing floods and some of the heaviest […]
China’s flood defence network put to the test as it braces for more storms
Is China set for a redo of its 1998 flood crisis?
Flying against the wind amid a grim situation
July 9 marks a grim anniversary for lawyers and activists in China. As fears mount Hong Kong will soon encounter a similar crackdown, July 9 is also a day of recognition: a […]
Canadian thought leaders urge Trudeau to reject calls for Meng Wanzhou’s release
Stand firm, Trudeau!
Pandemic should be wake-up for Ottawa call to ‘dangers’ of Chinese regime: expert
The brutality shouldn’t be ignored.
Let’s not double down on the nanny state
The virus may be “natural” but governments have made the crisis. Although the circumstances are new, says Queen’s University law professor, Bruce Pardy, the pattern is not: the larger the welfare state, the more it stands in the way of well being. Don’t double down: turn around.
China’s Chernobyl moment
More than one hundred China experts and senior political figures have signed an open letter describing the Chinese Communist Party government’s cover up of COVID-19 as “China’s Chernobyl moment.” The group of signatories, who include some of the world’s leading authorities on Chinese politics, law, and modern history, say that the Chinese government’s rule by fear endangers Chinese citizens—and the world.
Media should think twice before parroting Beijing’s line
Lauding Beijing’s pandemic response reveals journalistic naivety and stunning lack of due diligence.
Canada should partner with Taiwan on COVID-19 and distance itself from Beijing, expert says
Partner with like-minded countries to counter CCP aggression.
Looking ahead: Impact on Canada’s economy once CCP virus crisis is over
Canada’s economy was already weak entering the crisis.
Instead of putting Canadians first, Ottawa’s approach to coronavirus pleases only Beijing
Canadian officials are petrified of saying or doing anything that even remotely offends Beijing, even if the reality runs contrary to the regime’s narrative and the well-being of Canadians possibly threatened as […]
That pipeline again
What’s the difference between the 2018 Federal Court of Appeal decision to quash federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion and the FCA’s 2020 decision to uphold cabinet’s approval of the project? The heroes and villains have changed places. Read between the lines with legal expert Andrew Roman.
Meng extradition hearing has drawn close scrutiny from advocates for human rights and judicial reform in China
Canada must use Meng Wanzhou’s fight against extradition to the U.S. to send a clear message to China, and not the wrong one.
The real winner out of Meng Wanzhou’s hearing? Canada’s rule of law
The son and daughter of one of China’s most famous pro-democracy activists applaud the freedom Meng Wanzhou enjoys in Canada to make her case in court. Canada, they say, must use the opportunity to celebrate “the principles that animate those proceedings at every possible opportunity.”