Chapter 2

(May 31, 1994) THE BANNING OF YANGTZE! YANGTZE! by Xiao Rong

Due to the concerted efforts of scholars, reporters, editors and publishers, Yangtze! Yangtze! was published as intended just prior to the National People’s Congress (NPC) annual assembly in 1989.

Chapter 1

(May 31, 1994) CHAPTER ONE
THE STRUGGLE TO PUBLISH YANGTZE! YANGTZE! IN CHINA by Dai Qing

Since the mid-1980s there have been only three occasions when the Chinese people have openly voiced opposition to the Three Gorges project. … The third instance was when I and several colleagues first published this book, Yangtze! Yangtze!, in China.

Introduction

(May 31, 1994) OPPOSITION TO AN UNVIABLE DAM by Patricia Adams and Philip Williams

On February 28, 1989, an extraordinary alliance of Chinese journalists, scientists, engineers, scholars, and army generals organized a press conference in Beijing to release their independently produced book criticizing the proposed Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River.

Preface

(May 31, 1994) THE THREE GORGES DAM AND THE CHINESE POLITY by Lawrence R. Sullivan

The contributors to this volume are generally not liberal, Westernized dissidents. Many are long-time loyal communists; others are veteran members of China’s normally compliant satellite parties. These are not the young idealists who filled Beijing’s streets in the democracy movement of 1989, but largely elderly officials with scientific and technical backgrounds who have opposed the dam out of a genuine concern for China’s economic health and political stability.

EDITORS’ NOTE

(May 31, 1994) Yangtze! Yangtze! is a collection of Chinese documents debating the Three Gorges project. This English translation is organized in a manner similar to its Chinese predecessor, with interviews, essays and letters to Chinese officials forming distinct sections. But this edition, which is being published after the project has been given the official go-ahead, also reflects the continuing struggle against the dam: 10 new chapters are included here, which both update and expand the material contained in the original Chinese edition.

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

(March 21, 1994) Because of Probe International’s work to stop the Three Gorges dam, Dai Qing, China’s foremost female journalist, asked us to publish the English-language version of Yangtze! Yangtze!, a remarkable book that rallied public opposition to what threatens to become the world’s largest and most harmful dam, and led to her 10-month imprisonment.

Spring 1994 Campaign Letter

Because of Probe International’s work to stop the Three Gorges dam, Dai Qing, China’s foremost female journalist, asked us to publish the English-language version of Yangtze! Yangtze!, a remarkable book that rallied public opposition to what threatens to become the world’s largest and most harmful dam, and led to her 10-month imprisonment.

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

(March 21, 1994) Because of Probe International’s work to stop the Three Gorges dam, Dai Qing, China’s foremost female journalist, asked us to publish the English-language version of Yangtze! Yangtze!, a remarkable book that rallied public opposition to what threatens to become the world’s largest and most harmful dam, and led to her 10-month imprisonment.

50 years is enough

(January 1, 1994) PROBE INTERNATIONAL is calling for an international investigation and audit of the World Bank by a team of independent national auditors from member countries into the financial soundness of the Bank; the costs to taxpayers of maintaining the Bank’s preferred creditor status; and the voting structure and secrecy of the Board of Executive Directors.