(April 3, 1992) On April 3, 1992, the National People’s Congress approved the Three Gorges dam. But the refusal of one-third of NPC delegates to give the project their blessing amounted to an unprecedented display of opposition from China’s ‘rubber-stamp’ parliament.
(February 15, 1992) A controversial plan to build the world’s biggest hydro dam on the Yangtze River will be examined by an international tribunal this week – and Canada is under fire by human –rights and environmental groups for its role in the project.
(January 11, 1992) Margaret Barber states: “Jan Wong wrongly implies that little opposition to the Three Gorges Dam exists within China”.
(December 28, 1991) Jan Wong writes: “Those who couldn’t be bought off were simply silenced, leaving foreigners almost only critics of mammoth project”
(October 15, 1990) In the third part of series, Ann Danaiya Usher comments on big dams in the light of the “sustainable development” discourse.
(March 15, 1990) Proposal to dam the Yangtze provokes fierce debate.
(August 24, 1989) Some critics of China’s environmental politics have been driven from office or are imprisoned – as with the detention of China’s outspoken journalist Dai Qing.
(March 1, 1989) In yet another sign that China has lost control over its intellectuals, a group of journalists banded together, yesterday to launch a campaign against a major government project: the massive dam proposed at the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River.
(July 20, 1988) Wei Guangming sat in a third – class cabin of a boat passing through the Yangtze River’s famous Three Gorges and reflected on the possibility that the may be flooded forever.