(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.
(December 4, 2006) China will begin working on another hydropower station on Yalong River, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, this month.
(November 29, 2006) Construction of the Longjiang River Hydropower Project, jointly invested by the Ministry of Water Resources and Yunnan Province, is officially started on Tuesday.
(November 27, 2006) Construction began Sunday on a hydropower project in Southwest China which will have a third of the capacity of the Three Gorges Project when completed in nine years.
(November 24, 2006) China’s large-scale hydropower exploitation of the Yangtze River’s upper reaches pose no risk to nearby giant panda habitats, experts said here Friday.
(November 23, 2006) Construction of a new hydropower project, said to be the third largest in China, is scheduled to begin on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River on Sunday, project sources said Thursday.
(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.
(November 14, 2006) Plans to build a hydropower station in a national scenic spot in southwest China have fired a debate on the precedence of economic development over natural conservation.
(November 4, 2006) China will begin working on another hydropower station on Yalong River, a major tributary on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, this month.
(October 28, 2006) China is unlikely to turn its back on the massive and largely unexploited hydropower potential despite a number of recent controversies and setbacks, an expert with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said on Tuesday.
(October 26, 2006) China’s minister of water resources has poured cold water on the plan to build 13 dams on the Nu River in the southwest of the country, calling the proposal a form of "predatory development."
(October 24, 2006) China’s large-scale hydropower exploitation of the Yangtze River’s upper reaches pose no risk to nearby giant panda habitats, experts said here Friday.
(October 23, 2006) “It is a test-case”, Professor Yu had told me before I went to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge. “The plan to build a dam in this scenic spot is an opportunity for local people; NGO’s, the Chinese media and everyone who’s concerned with the current decision-making mechanism have their voices heard.
(October 16, 2006) Translated from the Guangzhou-based Nanfeng Chuang magazine.
(September 30, 2006) The reservoir of the Longtan hydropower project, China’s third largest hydroelectric plant, began storing water on Saturday when four sluice gates were lowered to stop the flow of the Hongshui River.