(May 19, 2011) Amid power shortages and potential catastrophe, China admits to failings in the Three Gorges Dam. Probe International Fellow Dai Qing responds from Beijing.
(May 18, 2011) The government of China has issued a rare acknowledgment of the issues dogging the country’s massive Three Gorges Dam project. Longtime dam critic and Probe International Fellow Dai Qing calls out the move as a likely “attempt to shirk responsibility”.
(April 14, 2011) Three decades after China’s “opening,” the country’s oppressive style of leadership continues. Fearing a public uprising, the government has begun silencing critical elements – the high profile artist Ai Weiwei detained on a trumped up charge in early April has not been heard from since. Independent thinkers, such as Probe International Fellow and outspoken journalist Dai Qing, may be targeted next. Renowned Chinese fiction author Ma Jian writes about the significance of the Ai Weiwei arrest.
(February 7, 2011) Here is an article on the Three Gorges Dam we stumbled upon written by University of Victoria PHD student Trevor Williams. The article was inspired by a seminar by Probe International Fellow Dai Qing presented at the University of Victoria.
(December 9, 2010) One reason dissident writer and Probe International fellow Dai Qing canceled her plans to attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is that she feared the government would not let her return to Beijing.
(November 8, 2010) Time magazine’s Austin Ramzy reports on the ongoing crack-down on Chinese activists and Dai Qing’s announcement that she will attend the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
(November 7, 2010) AFP report on Dai Qing’s pledge to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
(November 7, 2010) Wall Street Journal report on Dai Qing’s pledge to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.
(November 3, 2010) The ongoing fight to safeguard Beijing`s dwindling water supplies and a personal battle against China’s controversial Three Gorges dam will be the subject of a special public lecture in Vancouver by leading Chinese environmental activist and journalist, 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.
(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 21, 2010) Speaking to The Economist, Probe International fellow Dai Qing says liberal change is coming to China’s press.
(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.
(July 16, 2010) In “Daxing County’s Water Gone Forever,” the eleventh in a series of oral histories produced by a team of investigative environmental historians and water experts in Beijing and led by China’s prize-winning journalist Dai Qing and Probe International, Li Zhenwe, a former engineer at the water bureau in the Beijing’s southern Daxing County talks about his childhood in one of the county villages where annual floods and a surfeit of water were once an integral part of village life.