(May 23, 2011) A government audit of Three Gorges Corp., the operator of the Three Gorges Dam, discovered 31 financial problems relating to “accounting, financial management, investment, bidding and corporate management”. Dai Qing is quoted on water shortfalls caused by the dam in this Wall Street Journal article.
China warns of ‘urgent problems’ facing Three Gorges dam
(May 20, 2011) For years, officials focused on the dam’s achievements and tried to stifle domestic criticism of the project. As reality sets in, the government’s public analysis has become increasingly sober. But Probe International Fellow and longtime critic of the dam Dai Qing claims the government’s current efforts to ease the project’s risks are too late, if they’re sincerely meant at all: “The government built a dam but destroyed a river,” she says.
China’s mea culpa: Three Gorges Dam problems must be “solved urgently”
(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.
Beijing Admits to ‘Urgent’ Problems with Three Gorges Dam
(May 19, 2011) In a rare admission of problems associated with one of its signature infrastructure projects, China’s government warned Thursday that all is not well with the Three Gorges Dam.
China acknowledges downside to Three Gorges Dam
(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”.
Bankers join environmentalists in alarm over Beijing’s water crisis
(May 5, 2011) Beijing’s water shortage is one of the main factors thwarting the region’s sustainable economic growth, say bankers who have joined environmentalists in sounding the alarm over the city’s “chronic water deficit.”
Dai Qing: On The Completion of the Three Gorges Project
(April 7, 2011) Dai Qing, Chinese investigative journalist and Probe International Fellow, delivered the following speech about the Three Gorges Dam project in November 2010 while on a speaking tour in British Columbia, Canada. In her address, she reports that the problems predicted by dam critics published in her books, “Yangtze! Yangtze!” and “The River Dragon Has Come!,” are now coming true.
Dai Qing: The Confucius Peace Prize
(December 14, 2010) Noted Chinese dissident and Probe International Fellow Dai Qing reflects on China’s decision to create it own peace prize.
China Still Angry Jailed Dissident Won Nobel Prize
(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.
Dai Qing’ speech: China’s “Rise” and the Environment’s Decline
(December 3, 2010) A speech given by Probe International Fellow and noted Chinese dissident writer, Dai Qing, at the University of Toronto’s Munk Center on China’s so-called “rise” and the consequences of its “economic miracle” for the citizens of China and its environment. This speech was given on October 26, 2010.
China and Lu Xiaobo’s Nobel Prize: The end of “Peaceful Rise”?
(November 11, 2010) Writing in Opinion Asia, Frank Ching says it’s time the Chinese government grow and husband its soft power and not waste time disputing the recent decision to the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Liu’s peace prize must not lie gathering dust
(November 11, 2010) An Editorial from the New Straits Times calling on China to relax its opposition to the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo.
In China, the Crackdown on Activists Continues
(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.
Dai Qing: The illusion of China’s rise
(November 7, 2010) Writing in the National Post, Chinese dissident writer and Probe International Fellow Dai Qing says China’s much-celebrated “rise” is no rise at all.
China dissident writer to attend Nobel ceremony
(November 7, 2010) AFP report on Dai Qing’s pledge to attend the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony for Liu Xiaobo.