(January 31, 2001) China Online reports that due to the highly sensitive nature of reporting environmentally damaging accidents, the General Administration of the Environment (GAE) has issued a notice declaring that it alone will make public such accidents and related information.
(November 10, 2000) The Beijing-based Guangming Daily reports that the Yangtze River has become a public cesspool and that pollution will increase by as much as 57 per cent when construction of the Three Gorges dam is completed.
(October 2, 2000) Yu Xiaogang has been honoured for ‘his efforts at helping communities at Lashi Lake and other watershed regions [in Yunnan] to gain more say in the decision-making process,’ China Daily writes.
(April 26, 2000) Reservoir Level Should Be Kept Low to Reduce Resettlement and Navigation Problems, Experts Warn
(March 3, 2000) Urgent appeal that the Three Gorges project should be operated at the initial retained water level of 156 metres in line with the National People’s Congress’s resolution in order to evaluate silt deposit and to reduce resettlement pressure
(February 28, 2000) After 10 years in the making, the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River has been finished. That’s almost ten months ahead of schedule. The last cubic meter of concrete was poured into the 185 meter-high main wall on Sunday afternoon. Our reporter Guo Liying was there… All across the nation, people’s heart and soul stays with these workers as they started here almost ten years ago to erect the world’s highest dam.
(December 15, 1999) The moment of truth for the world’s largest dam will arrive on June 6. The main concrete wall of the Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River must begin to hold water after a temporary cofferdam is demolished in a series of planned explosions.
(November 16, 1999) After eleven and a half years, the construction of Three Gorges Dam located on the Yangtze River at Sandouping of Yichang City, Hubei Province was officially completed on the morning of May 20, 2006.
(October 12, 1999) ASIA’S monuments for the start of the next millennium will not be tall towers or staggering statues but giant hydroelectric dams.
(October 8, 1999) Landslides destroyed hundreds of homes in the Three Gorges dam area, according to a September 3, 1999, report inHua Xia Wen Zha (HXWZ), a Chinese-language Internet magazine based in the United States.
(October 8, 1999) A recent fact-finding trip to the Three Gorges area reveals that the resettlement of up to two million people is in chaos.
(July 20, 1999) Chinese engineer predicts powerful vested interests won’t allow project’s cancellation
(April 6, 1999) New premier Zhu Rongji seems poised to topple the giant Three Gorges dam, a Canadian-backed megaproject, write Dai Qing and Patricia Adams.
(December 28, 1998) Three Gorges is the flagship of the large-scale, centralized electricity expansion programme. As long as the Three Gorges dam proceeds, desperately needed market and policy reforms will be stymied, say authors.
(December 21, 1998) Export Development Corporation is unnecessary, costly and unaccountable. Misleads the Canadian public is an environmental wrecker. Patronage agency should be shut down. By Patricia Adams.