Category: News Coverage About Dai Qing

China’s water crisis: Beijing’s crippling water shortage and the unfolding tragedy of the Three Gorges Dam

(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.

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.

Dai Qing- Journalist turned environmentalist

(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.

Earthshakers: the top 100 green campaigners of all time

(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.