Category: Beijing Water

Mega water diversion tunnel project under way in NE China

(December 6, 1999) In a few years, the central area of Liaoning Province, northeast China, will receive an additional 1.8 billion cubic meters of water annually for local people and for agricultural and industrial production.

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Yangtze to get 2 dams, power plants

(August 5, 1999) China plans to build two big hydroelectric power stations on the upper reaches of Yangtze River beginning at the turn of the century. The China Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corp.(CTGPC) proposal to build two hydroelectric power plants has won approval of the State Development Planning Commission. The two projects would be located in Xiluodu and Xiangjiaba along the Jinshajiang River, with an installed power generating capacity expected to reach 12,000 megawatts and 6,000 megawatts. Building may begin as early as 2002.

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(May 31, 1994) AN INTERVIEW WITH HUANG SHUNXING by Dai Qing

In 1985 you returned to China by way of Japan. Were you, at that time, aware of the ecological crisis confronting the mainland and the detrimental impact of the Three Gorges project on the environment?