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Chapter 13

(May 31, 1994) EQUAL TREATMENT FOR DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND PERSPECTIVES: An Interview with Sun Yueqi by Zhang Aiping

Zhang Aiping: Old Sun, as a specialist in mining and metallurgy, when did you begin to do research on the Three Gorges project?

Chapter 12

(May 31, 1994) WE ARE VERY WORRIED, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED: A Conversation on the Three Gorges Project Among Zhou Peiyuan, and Lin Hua by Qian Gang

If decision makers are exposed only to positive arguments for the project, how can they make sound decisions? We have suffered greatly because of this one-sided approach. It should not be allowed to continue any longer.

Chapter 11

(May 31, 1994) AN INTERVIEW WITH LI RUI by Dai Qing

Dai Qing: On November 30, 1988, the assessment by the leading group of the Three Gorges project, which had lasted for 2 1/2; years, proposed “starting the construction early.” For the sixth time in more than 30 years, this has moved the project forward on the national economic agenda, which has inevitably drawn the concern of citizens who will assess the project through its impact on their shopping bag. From the very beginning, you have been involved in the debate over the project, and have already participated in decision making at the highest level. In fact, half of your career has been concerned with the fate of the Three Gorges. Could you tell us under what circumstances the proposal for this grand project was put forward?

Chapter 9

(May 31, 1994) OPINIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE THREE GORGES PROJECT: A Statement for the Third Session of the Seventh Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference by Li Boning

I am in full support of the Communique of the Third Plenum of the Thirteenth Party Congress, and the report by Comrade Zhao Ziyang, which emphasized controlling the economic environment, diminishing consumer demand and capital investments, and favoring major industries.

Chapter 8

(May 31, 1994) SUGGESTIONS ON THE CONSTRUCTION SCHEME OF THE THREE GORGES PROJECT by Lu Qinkan

According to the "Resolution on the Construction of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River" passed at the March-April, 1992, fifth session of the seventh National People’s Congress (NPC), the NPC has resolved to approve inclusion of the construction of the Three Gorges project into the Ten-Year National Economic and Social Development Program (1991-2000).

Chapter 6

(May 31, 1994) PLEASE ATTEND TO THE OPPOSING OPINIONS ON THE THREE GORGES PROJECT: A Letter to the Leadership of the Chinese Communist Party by Li Rui

To: Comrade Jiang Zemin and other Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee members:

Chapter 5

(May 31, 1994) VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE ASSESSMENT REPORT OF THE THREE GORGES PROJECT

Written Statement Submitted to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party by Ten Members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference88

by Sun Yueqi, Lin Hua, Wang Xingrang, Xu Guangyi, Qiao Peixin, Chen Mingshao, Luo Xibei, Yan Xinghua, Zhao Weigang, Lu Qinkan

Chapter 3

(May 31, 1994) THE COMEBACK OF THE THREE GORGES DAM (1989-1993) by Shi He and Ji Si

On January 23, 1989, … Yao Yilin, vice-premier and director of the State Council Examination Committee of the Three Gorges project, issued the following statement on behalf of the State Council:

“It is impossible to begin the project within the next five years; therefore, it is not necessary to devote a lot of energy to debating it now. …”