(December 20, 2010) On December 17, 2010, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) issued an assessment of the Three Gorges project’s feasibility study and affirmed that the plan and conclusions of the study are correct.
Tale of two subsidies: Chinese government earns millions in carbon credit subsidies, while US trade officials cry foul
(December 17, 2010) The Chinese government is earning millions of dollars in tax revenue from the sale of carbon credits, while trade officials in the U.S. accuse it of unfairly subsidizing its clean energy industry.
(December 16, 2010) China is once again giving the green light to contentious hydro-electric projects.
(December 15, 2010) The Chinese government is undertaking a massive relocation program to solve natural disasters that critics say are “man-made.”
(December 15, 2010) Critics of the Nam Theun 2 dam in Laos say it’s a perfect example of why the World Bank should stop its support of large dams, writes Brady Yauch.
(December 14, 2010) Noted Chinese dissident and Probe International Fellow Dai Qing reflects on China’s decision to create it own peace prize.
(December 12, 2010) Chinese officials have started to approve hydro power projects, but Yang Yue from Caixin reports that many of the country’s planned hydro dams are still on hold.
(December 11, 2010) Beijing – Workers in central China have fished 78,000 tonnes of debris out of the water at the Three Gorges Dam since October, state media said Saturday.
(December 11, 2010) More than 78,0o0 tonnes of garbage has been collected at the controversial dam.
(December 10, 2010) Though it was Mr. Liu who was honoured today in Oslo, he is a symbol of millions of his fellow citizens who everyday work to defend their rights and the rights of all Chinese citizens, writes Patricia Adams, Executive Director of Probe International.
(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.
Probe International Exclusive: Forced resettlements at Danjiangkou dam turn ugly as massive water diversion for Beijing gets underway
(December 9, 2010) Probe International researcher and a Chinese social scientist, Yang Chongqing interviews migrants from the Danjiangkou dam reservoir in Hubei Province and finds many of the problems that plagued earlier resettlement programs are being repeated.
(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.
(November 24, 2010) As China’s government continues its push for “green” energy, the construction of dams are increasingly becoming the preferred method to do so. But a growing chorus of critics are openly questing the environmental credentials of hydro power.
(November 24, 2010) As Haiti looks to the future, Probe International’s Executive Director Patrica Adams questions a reliance on foreign aid, writes Alanna Wallace from The Cord.