(March 12, 2002) ‘Environmentalists call the Three Rivers project an assault on the last frontier of China’s wild countryside, in a debate that has broken new ground by being held largely in public.’
(March 4, 2002) “We are not blindly opposed to dams,” says activist Wang Yongchen. She just wants a fair decision-making process on projects.
(September 25, 2001) Zhongguo shuili bao (China Water Resources News) published by the Ministry of Water Resources in Beijing, reports that the Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River has cut back power production to just five hours per day due to a lack of electricity demand in coal-rich Henan Province.
(March 7, 2001) ‘I am not aware of any plan to build dams on the Nujiang River, nor the number of dams to be built,’ the foreign ministry spokesman tells the foreign press in Beijing.
(January 30, 2001) Power projects with a total installed capacity of 45,874 MW were approved between August and December last year, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) revealed, and almost half of it was hydropower.
(January 16, 2001) On 10 March, the Director of Yunnan Environmental Protection Bureau, Wang Jian-hua, led a 7-people delegate from the Bureau office, Planning and Finance Office, Pollution Control Office and the Institute of Environmental Science, to conduct a site visit in Baoshan Prefecture.
(October 26, 2000) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao answers a question about proposed dam development in the Three Parallel Rivers UNESCO World Heritage site.
(July 20, 2000) Barely a month after the picturesque Nujiang river was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2003, the Chinese government predictably revealed a plan to do what it has done at more than 20,000 locations across the country: Build a massive dam.
(March 19, 2000) Construction crews finished the main wall of the world’s largest hydroelectic dam on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported. After 13 years of construction, the structure of the 185-meter-high (607 feet), 2,309-meter-long (1.4-mile-long) dam across the Yangtze River was completed at around 2 pm on Saturday.
(January 25, 2000) According to the 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of Yunnan People’s Congress, starting from this year, Yunnan Province will have to move an average of 40,000 people every year to pave the way for hydropower development, which is equivalent to the total figure of dam migrants in the past 50 years.