(September 18, 2009) The Chinese government is vastly underestimating the costs of the Three Gorges dam, says Probe International.
(April 16, 2009) China’s Three Gorges Dam, due to be completed in November, is getting bigger every day on all fronts. While officially the government said it has spent 180 billion yuan (26.35 billion dollars) on building the 185-metre dam and a reservoir stretching more than 600 kilometres, local critics and foreign observers said the real figure could be more than twice that amount, and that’s just in the construction phase.
(June 11, 2008) China has insisted it will not allow corruption to infect its huge earthquake reconstruction effort, but one month after the disaster not everyone is convinced reality will match the pledge.
(December 24, 2007) Beijing admits faults as activist pushes campaign, next target 2008 Olympics
(November 18, 2007) Probe Fellow Dai Qing responds to New York Times readers’ online queries about China’s environmental woes and the Three Gorges dam. This is part four of the New York Times “Choking on Growth” series that looks at the causes and effects of China’s environmental crisis.
Reflections of a dam builder: rethinking the environmental problems associated with building hydro dams
(May 28, 2007) In an exclusive interview, Shen Ganqing, former chief engineer at the Beijing Institute for Survey and Design and professor at the Beijing Normal University talks about his 50 years of experience developing hydro dams and the lessons he learned in the process.
(August 27, 2006) Beijing’s decision to give 22 million farmers who have been displaced by dams a 600-yuan (US$75) annual subsidy for 20 years is seen by journalist Dai Qing as official acknowledgement of the high social cost of such projects, and of the simmering rural discontent they have caused.
(August 27, 2006) Beijing’s decision to give 22 million farmers who have been displaced by dams a 600-yuan (US$75) annual subsidy for 20 years is seen by journalist Dai Qing as official […]
(May 20, 2006) China hails the Three Gorges dam, which it completed Saturday, as the solution to a series of national problems, but critics say the price is too high.
(May 20, 2006) Article excerpt:… The dam’s most outspoken opponent is Dai Qing, a journalist turned activist whose book Yangtze! Yangtze!, which argued that the dam is a waste of money and an environment disaster, brought her 10 months in a maximum security jail.
(May 20, 2006) At a time when many countries are questioning the benefits of damming their rivers to harness electricity, China’s government has announced it is almost finished building the World’s largest dam.
(May 20, 2006) The dam’s most outspoken opponent is Dai Qing, a journalist turned activist whose book Yangtze! Yangtze , which argued that the dam is a waste of money and an environment disaster, brought her 10 months in a maximum security jail.
(May 16, 2006) Dai Qing delivers a talk on the Three Gorges dam at Sanwei Bookstore in Beijing
(May 14, 2006) Construction on China’s Three Gorges dam is set to finish next week but its critics warn the lessons about the environmental consequences of the world’s largest hydropower project have yet to be learned.
(March 15, 2006) Of all the problems facing the Three Gorges dam project, none has been more difficult than resettlement, says Probe International’s Dai Qing.