(October 14, 2010) Dai Qing, one of China’s foremost writers, recently wrote in Radio Free Asia about a dinner held in honour of Xie Chaoping, the author of “The Great Relocation” who was detained in August at his Beijing home on charges of “illegal activities” and held until September 17 in a Shaanxi Province jail.
(October 14, 2010) Probe International’s Brady Yauch provides a historical look at the stalled reforms in China’s electricity sector.
(October 13, 2010) Peter Lee, writing for Asia Times Online, provides a comprehensive look at the decades-long struggle of the Sanmenxia dam migrants and Xie Chaoping’s determination to bring the details of this struggle to the public.
(October 13, 2010) CAPI is very pleased to welcome author and activist, Dai Qing, to the University of Victoria campus.
(October 4, 2010) China will have invested a total of 140.5 billion yuan (about 21 billion U.S. dollars) in its ambitious South-to-North Water Diversion (SNWD) project from 2006 to 2010, the country’s water diversion authority said Monday.
(October 1, 2010) To tackle the city’s water shortage, the Beijing government has launched a new measure on water use regulations that forbids high water usage industries, like bath cities, ski resorts and golf courses, from start new branches, the Beijing news reports.
(September 29, 2010) The $62-billion South-North Water Diversion, which will bring water to the parched capital, is being compared to the Great Wall. But environmentalists are up in arms about the ‘replumbing’ of the nation’s great rivers.
(September 28, 2010) Wanping Lake, which is alongside Yongding River, had been dry for almost three decades before it was brought back to life a week ago.
(September 26, 2010) Beijing is likely to be the first on the mainland to pass a local law against water pollution that allows government institutions and organizations to assist victims in collecting evidence against polluters in civil lawsuits.
(September 24, 2010) Xie Chaoping talks about his arrest and detention after the publication of his book, “The Great Relocation”, which detailed the story of the Sanmenxia Dam migrants.
(September 23, 2010) “If the wars of this century were fought over oil, the wars of the next century will be fought over water,” warned Dr. Ismail Serageldin, former Vice-President for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development at the World Bank, in 1995.
(September 23, 2010) In a speech in August, Peking University professor and expert in environmental law, Wang Jin, argued that legislation in China is failing to tackle pollution. This is a summary of his remarks.
(September 21, 2010) Beijing is likely to suffer from a 12th consecutive year of drought, according to local authorities and experts who warned of water shortages and called for improved water conservation.
(September 20, 2010) Lugou Xiaoyue, or the moon over the Lugou Bridge at dawn, known as one of the “Eight Scenic Spots of Yanjing [Beijing],” will make a comeback during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, 30 years after the Yongding River dried up.
(September 20, 2010) Sumitomo Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation (China) Holding Limited agreed with Beijing Capital Co Limited and its wholly owned subsidiary Beijing Capital (Hong Kong) Co Limited to enter into an alliance for water infrastructure related business.