Dai Qing

Dai Qing

Probe International Fellow, activist and journalist Dai Qing has been speaking out against the Three Gorges Dam since the 1980s. She published Yangtze! Yangtze! in 1989, a book of essays highlighting the concerns about the environmental and social effects of the dam, followed by The River Dragon has Come in 1998. Though Dai Qing faces constant harassment by Chinese authorities and is forbidden to publish in China, she has chosen to remain in Beijing where she continues to fight for freedom of the press, government accountability, and an open debate over the Three Gorges dam. She has been honoured with Fellowships from Harvard, Columbia, and the Australian National University, with the International PEN Award for Freedom, and the Goldman Environmental Prize.

Articles and reports written by Dai Qing, quoting Dai Qing or referencing Dai Qing:

The most dammed country in the world

Why is China’s police department still running Canada’s visa office in Beijing?

Dai Qing’s “Green Ideas”

Relaxing China’s one-child policy

Never-ending, hidden rules

Activist Dai Qing: How China limits change, and stores discontent

Dai Qing barred from writers’ meeting

Dai Qing: On The Completion of the Three Gorges Project

Dai Qing: People’s power

The expensive Three Gorges flood control project

Huang Wanli’s predictions for the Three Gorges come to pass

Dai Qing: The Confucius Peace Prize

Dai Qing’ speech: China’s “Rise” and the Environment’s Decline

Dai Qing: Packing my luggage and going home

Interview with Dai Qing, the environmental activist, investigative journalist, and writer

Dai Qing and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Dai Qing: The illusion of China’s rise

Dai Qing: Liu Xia’s Grand List

Student seminar with Dai Qing, China’s leading environmentalist

Leading Chinese environmental activist, Dai Qing, to speak at UVic

China in the next 60 years: Dai Qing

Chinese dissident Dai Qing arrives for Frankfurt Book Fair symposium though Chinese government threatens to walk out

Chinese government prevents Dai Qing and other critics from attending the Frankfurt Book Fair event

Three Gorges Madness: An Interview with Dai Qing

June 4 incident, Dai Qing and the Three Gorges dam project

Up the Yangtze gets rave review from Dai Qing

1948: How Peaceful was the Liberation of Beiping?

Dai Qing’s introduction to The Story of the Dahe Dam

Expert who refused to sign off on Three Gorges

Who wants this dam anyway?

The race to salvage the Three Gorges treasure trove

Longtime dam opponent dies at 90

Keep the doors to China wide open

China’s dam begins to crumble

Probe International publishes Yantgze! Yangtze! by Dai Qing, China’s foremost female journalist

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