(April 27, 2005) China’s minister of water resources says his ministry does not object to plans to dam the Nu River in Yunnan province but disagrees with the number of projects proposed, suggesting excessive hydropower development is not the way of the future for China.
(August 6, 2004) A commentator who takes issue with views expressed by the former manager of the Three Gorges Corp. praises environmental groups opposed to big dams for their ‘respectful, constructive and effective’ campaigns.
(June 29, 2004) Farmers who would be displaced by the controversial Nu River scheme were shocked at how people resettled a decade ago have fared: ‘We don’t like to see a situation where dams make power companies and governments richer, and poor people only poorer.’
(April 16, 2004) The uncertainty swirling around China’s plans for a cascade of 13 dams on the Nu River in Yunnan province is precisely the kind of story that a beleaguered Guangzhou-based media group would have been keen to cover in happier times.
(October 16, 2003) Fierce competition among China’s new power giants has touched off a dam-building spree in the country that already has almost half of the world’s big dams.
(March 12, 2002) ‘Environmentalists call the Three Rivers project an assault on the last frontier of China’s wild countryside, in a debate that has broken new ground by being held largely in public.’
(January 16, 2001) On 10 March, the Director of Yunnan Environmental Protection Bureau, Wang Jian-hua, led a 7-people delegate from the Bureau office, Planning and Finance Office, Pollution Control Office and the Institute of Environmental Science, to conduct a site visit in Baoshan Prefecture.
(October 26, 2000) Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao answers a question about proposed dam development in the Three Parallel Rivers UNESCO World Heritage site.
(January 25, 2000) According to the 22nd meeting of the Standing Committee of Yunnan People’s Congress, starting from this year, Yunnan Province will have to move an average of 40,000 people every year to pave the way for hydropower development, which is equivalent to the total figure of dam migrants in the past 50 years.