(November 3, 2010) Dai Qing, a Probe International fellow, leading Chinese activist and journalist will be giving a speech at the University of British Columbia on November 9, detailing her battle against the Three Gorges dam and quest to protect the country’s dwindling water supplies.
(November 2, 2010) Writing in the Globe and Mail, Margaret Wente looks at Dai Qing’s belief that China’s growing economy is happening at the expense of the country’s environment.
(October 30, 2010) Writing in The Atlantic, Christina Larson, looks at the path-breaking work of Chinese environmentalist Liang Congjie.
(October 18, 2010) Dai Qing, a Probe International fellow and one of China’s most famous activists and journalists, will be speaking at the University of Victoria on November 5, 2010. Read the details below.
(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.