Category: China’s Dams

Dam protester put to death in secret, rushed execution

(December 7, 2006) A 20-year-old who took part in angry local protests against the Pubugou dam in Sichuan province two years ago was executed on Nov. 28, with neither his family nor his lawyer notified beforehand.

Investors consider the costs of Tibetan resources

(November 17, 2006) Plans to build a hydropower station on a sacred Tibetan lake in western China were abandoned last week, with the authorities deciding that developing the local tourist industry could turn out to be more profitable, but if the central government continues to encourage mining throughout its remote western regions, it will also need to build the infrastructure required to draw in investors.