Category: China’s Water

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.

Letter from Canadian NGO’s to Finance Minister Paul Martin

(May 20, 1999) This letter is written to register our concern and opposition to the proposed World Bank project entitled “The China Western Poverty Reduction Project” (WPRP), which is scheduled for approval on June 8, 1999. We urge you withhold Canadian support for the project.

Chapter 10

(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?