(March 13, 2006) Probe International’s Dai Qing says it is never too late to stop construction of the Three Gorges dam. Yet dam construction is proceeding on schedule as Three Gorges migrants, without money or jobs, continue to resist resettlement.
(March 13, 2006) Corruption impacts China’s Three Gorges resettlement Probe International fellow Dai Qing says it is never too late to stop construction of the Three Gorges dam.
(February 21, 2006) Warnings ignored as massive Three Gorges project uproots Chinese . . . with Canadian help.
(February 18, 2004) The Three Gorges dam is partly to blame for dangerously low water levels in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River that have caused dozens of ships to run aground, official Chinese media reports say.
(February 12, 2004) The problems that beset the Sanmenxia dam ‘will undoubtedly afflict the Three Gorges,’ a writer concludes in this excerpt from Dai Qing’s 1998 book, The River Dragon Has Come!
(April 16, 2003) Despite the questions raised around the world about the human and ecological impact of big dams, China remains committed to building them. The cost in human-rights abuses has been, and continues to be, high.
(September 11, 2002) ‘The sheer size of the [Three Gorges] dam has fuelled decades of controversy. … Environmentalist and writer Dai Qing has not relaxed her condemnation of the project.’
(February 26, 2002) For once, activists and the Party seem to have the same goal: to tackle China’s appalling environmental record. But can they get along enough to do some good?
(January 23, 2002) As China races against the clock to clean up the bottom of the future Three Gorges reservoir this year, experts fear the colossal undertaking could be too little, too late to avert an environmental catastrophe.
(May 6, 2001) Yunyang, China — He Kechang retired to a village above the Yangtze River hoping to spend his last years with his family working their half-acre of land. But as construction started on the Three Gorges Dam about 200 miles downriver, the former ship worker found himself slowly drawn into a morass of deceit and corruption.
(January 7, 2001) When China started building the giant Three Gorges Dam here in 1993, its leadership sought to use the undertaking — the country’s most ambitious engineering project since the Great Wall — to highlight the superiority of its socialist system. But now, halfway into the construction, some Chinese officials, engineers and activists say the project has instead become a testimony to malfeasance, incompetence and systemic weakness.
(October 31, 2000) This detailed briefing on the controversial Three Gorges dam project by a leading source of China business news and analysis includes references to Probe International’s analysis of the dam’s uncertainty in China’s electricity market.
(May 25, 2000) Racked by allegations of mismanagement and corruption, scandal surrounds China’s Three Gorges Dam project once again following two recent exposés involving senior officials and vast sums of missing project […]
(May 4, 2000) ‘The electricity produced by the dam is much more expensive than that produced in other ways, because it costs tons of money to relocate local people and to offset the disasters it has caused to build the dam,’ says journalist Dai Qing.
(May 3, 2000) 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.