(October 13, 2010) CAPI is very pleased to welcome author and activist, Dai Qing, to the University of Victoria campus.
(December 30, 2009) On December 25, a Chinese court sentenced that country’s most prominent democracy advocate, Liu Xiaobo, to 11 years in prison. Now the 54-year old literary scholar is being likened to Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, and Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi.
Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, the Magsaysay Award, pays tribute to China’s blossoming environmental movement
(September 9, 2009) Two prominent Chinese environmentalists have taken home this year’s Ramon Magsaysay award. Probe International would like to congratulate Yu Xiaogang for his path-breaking work on the negative effects of dams and Ma Jun for his work to control pollution in China’s manufacturing sector through transparency and public participation.
(June 9, 2009) Abstract: This article by Chinese engineer Dr. Wang Weiluo marks this year’s 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen “Incident” by linking the events of that fateful day to the Three Gorges dam project.
(June 11, 2008) While earthquake damage sustained by the country’s dams may pose serious threats, many are turning to the dams themselves for explanations. Probe International Fellow Dai Qing says: “We must look carefully at the questions: How do dams impact earthquakes? How do earthquakes impact dams?”
(October 13, 2007) Often cited as China’s foremost investigative journalist, the woman who for almost 20 years has championed opposition to the massive Three Gorges dam is about to arrive in Australia to complete what she muses may be her life’s work.
(March 1, 2007) Dai Qing is a journalist-turned-environmental activist, whose family was part of the Chinese revolutionary "aristocracy." After her father was killed in battle with the Japanese in 1944, just three years after Dai’s birth, she was adopted by Ye Jianying, one of the top generals in the People’s Liberation Army. Ye also served as Defense Minister and was one of the most powerful men in China until his death in 1986.
(November 28, 2006) From the woman who raised the alarm over the profligate use of pesticides to the doctor who discovered that chimney sweeps in 18th century London were dying because of their exposure to soot, the government’s Environment Agency has named the scientists, campaigners, writers, economists and naturalists who, in its view, have done the most to save the planet.
(June 6, 2006) PI Fellow and Chinese environmentalist Dai Qing argues for permanent, normal trade status to promote freedom in China.
(May 29, 2006) Article cites Dai Qing, a fellow of Probe International
(March 16, 2006) Collaboration is key for China’s growing number of NGOs. China’s most famous environmentalist, Probe International fellow, Dai Qing, is still banned from all domestic media for her fierce criticism of the Three Gorges dam.
(April 23, 2004) Looking back and looking forward. It is a preoccupation in China these days. The push forward is seen in the rapid economic reform and expansion that has made the nation with its teeming population the envy of many and a magnet for new investment. But the glance back is always there, too, as the ghosts of Tiananmen Square haunt the nation of 1.3 billion.
(September 15, 2000) Excerpt from a profile of Dai Qing: … Having been through so much already, where does Dai Qing find the strength to carry on? Dai credits her family and friends at home and abroad, especially her supporters at Toronto-based Probe International, who have had a profound influence on her life, she says.
(June 14, 1999) Dai Qing, 57, the adopted daughter of a famous revolutionary, could have capitalized on her connections to gain power and prestige. Instead, she maintained strong convictions, particularly her opposition to China’s massive Three Gorges Dam project. Now, with China’s leadership acknowledging problems with the dam, the environmental concerns she has long voiced are finally being recognized.
(July 20, 1995) Family Ties/ Connection have always mattered, but never as much as today with decentralization and new economic opportunities abounding.