(September 1, 2010) The flood control capacity of the Three Gorges dam continues to be questioned by analysts and former officials, writes Toh Han Shih in the South China Morning Post.
(September 1, 2010) Deng Hai, from the New Century Weekly, looks at the never-ending plans involved in managing the Three Gorges reservoir.
(August 31, 2010) Chinese officials come out with a new plan to slow pollution along the Yangtze River and its Three Gorges Dam, reports AFP.
(August 31, 2010) Thirty-five years on from the horrific Banqiao Dam disaster, heavy flooding is causing some Chinese to wonder whether the new Three Gorges Dam is an engineering triumph or a tragedy waiting to happen, writes CLIFFORD COONAN in Beijing.
(August 26, 2010) More evidence that the fallout from natural disasters hitting countries like Pakistan are being made worse made poor development.
(August 24, 2010) The Chinese government is forging ahead with its ambitious and controversial plans for development on its rivers, writes Brady Yauch.
China geological disasters ten times higher this year but officials insist dams and development are not to blame
(August 23, 2010) Chinese officials say “there’s nothing to see here” regarding the rise in geological disasters.
(August 19, 2010) As the Chinese people fret these days about our unusual weather, and about floods in the north and south, and in the Yangtze valley in particular, a Web posting attracted widespread attention. Using material from the official media, such as Xinhua and CCTV, and highlighting their headlines in particular, the authors accused the Three Gorges project authority of “boasting.”
(August 17, 2010) Lumberjacks stripped slopes and builders ignored warnings before deadly mudslides devastated Zhouqu County.
(August 16, 2010) The dam was hailed as an engineering feat that could withstand the worst flood in 100 years. But this year’s torrential rains have severely tested its capacity to control the surging Yangtze, writes John M. Glionna in the Los Angeles Times.
(August 14, 2010) Paul Stewart, writing in Mouth to Source, details the poor development decisions that worsened the recent landslides in Zhouqu, China.
(August 12, 2010) Brady Yauch writes that recent evidence shows poor policy decisions may be to blame for a deadly landslide in China’s northwestern Gansu province.
(August 10, 2010) More critics say the poor planning policies in China are behind a rise in geological disasters.
(August 04, 2010) BEIJING — Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China’s worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000.
(August 3, 2010) Noted journalist and dissident Dai Qing discusses the failure of the Three Gorges dam to live up to its “official” flood control capacity.