More than 100 officials involved in the Three Gorges resettlement operation were recently taken on a tour of a local prison to strengthen their resolve to resist corruption – and avoid arrest.
Migrant leaders sentenced for resettlement appeals
(November 23, 2001) Four migrant leaders who tried to petition the government for fair treatment in the Three Gorges resettlement operation have been sentenced in Chongqing for "disturbing public order," Legal Daily (Fazhi ribao) reported.
Termites blamed in Sichuan dam collapse
Termites were partly responsible for the collapse of a dam in Sichuan province earlier this month that killed 16 people and left 10 others missing, the Nanfang Dushi Bao (South Urban Daily) reported.
Resettlement operation in need of attention, says resettlement official
(August 17, 2001) During a recent inspection tour of Fuling City, Gan Yuping, Vice-Mayor of Chongqing Municipality and the head of the municipality’s resettlement affairs, said the resettlement operation required more attention in certain key areas, reports Three Gorges Project Daily – a China Three Gorges Corporation publication.
Mystery pollutant detected in Mudanjiang
(May 31, 2001) Water pollution is suspected in Mudanjiang, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, as unidentified flocs – suspended aggregate particles – have been detected at a water supply source since Sunday, the city government said yesterday.
Amnesty International issues appeal for Three Gorges dam protesters
(April 23, 2001) Amnesty International issues urgent action appeal on behalf of four farmers, jailed after protesting the embezzlement of funds intended to resettle thousands of peasants displaced by the Three Gorges dam project.
Emergency plan urged for Three Gorges dam
A top political adviser urged the government to have an emergency plan ready in case of serious water pollution accidents at the Three Gorges Dam.
Three Gorges Probe
(March 7, 2001) The China News Service (Zhongxin She) reports that members of the China People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Chongqing Municipality, are appealing to the central government to build the middle of three water intakes for the mammoth south-north water diversion scheme at the Three Gorges reservoir, rather than at the Danjiangkou reservoir on the Han River.
Three Gorges Probe – South-North water diversion
(March 7, 2001) South-North water diversion should come from Three Gorges, CPPCC
Three Gorges Probe – pollution at Yangtze; stone quarry at Three Gorges
(November 10, 2000) The Beijing-based Guangming Daily reports that the Yangtze River has become a public cesspool and that pollution will increase by as much as 57 per cent when construction of the Three Gorges dam is completed.
Three Gorges Probe – Corruption
(October 12, 2000) Anger at dam corruption growing
NGOs in difficulty, survey shows
(October 3, 2000) Environmental protection NGOs are suffering from a shortage of funds and a low registration rate, while many are simply too small to have an impact, a recent survey has revealed.
Respect initial Three Gorges dam plan or risk disaster, Chinese experts warn
(July 17, 2000) Senior engineers and academics submitted this second protest letter, with an attached petition to China’s leaders in June, 2000. They point out the technical problems of siltation and population movements.
More dams planned for Yangtze despite problems
(June 19, 2000) Official zeal for more hydro development on Yangtze tributaries remains undampened by the financial and technical problems plaguing China’s massive Three Gorges dam. According to Chinese news sources, the State Planning Commission has approved plans for a third hydro dam on Qingjiang River, a major Yangtze tributary that joins the mainstream 100 kilometres downstream of Three Gorges.
Hallmark dam completed on Yangtze River
Construction crews finished the main wall of the world’s largest hydroelectic dam on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported. After 13 years of construction, the structure of the 185-meter-high (607 feet), 2,309-meter-long (1.4-mile-long) dam across the Yangtze River was completed at around 2 pm on Saturday.