(August 26, 2010) According to AFP, a top Chinese official says the country’s hydropower plans are about to shift into overdrive.
(August 24, 2010) The Three Gorges dam is forced to stand tall in the face of severe flooding.
(August 24, 2010) The Chinese government is forging ahead with its ambitious and controversial plans for development on its rivers, writes Brady Yauch.
China geological disasters ten times higher this year but officials insist dams and development are not to blame
(August 23, 2010) Chinese officials say “there’s nothing to see here” regarding the rise in geological disasters.
(August 19, 2010) As the Chinese people fret these days about our unusual weather, and about floods in the north and south, and in the Yangtze valley in particular, a Web posting attracted widespread attention. Using material from the official media, such as Xinhua and CCTV, and highlighting their headlines in particular, the authors accused the Three Gorges project authority of “boasting.”
(August 16, 2010) The dam was hailed as an engineering feat that could withstand the worst flood in 100 years. But this year’s torrential rains have severely tested its capacity to control the surging Yangtze, writes John M. Glionna in the Los Angeles Times.
(August 14, 2010) Paul Stewart, writing in Mouth to Source, details the poor development decisions that worsened the recent landslides in Zhouqu, China.
(August 13, 2010) A report from Deutsche Presse-Agentur says the US-based Stimson Centre has warned the Mekong River may be turned into a “Chinese river.”
(August 10, 2010) More critics say the poor planning policies in China are behind a rise in geological disasters.
(August 5, 2010) As Beijing’s water crisis continues to worsen, officials are forging ahead with a number of controversial water diversion projects to remedy the problem, writes Brady Yauch.
(August 3, 2010) Noted journalist and dissident Dai Qing discusses the failure of the Three Gorges dam to live up to its “official” flood control capacity.
(July 27, 2010) Dams and infrastructure development along Asia’s Mekong River threaten the survival of some of the world’s largest freshwater fish species, including the giant freshwater stingray and the Mekong giant catfish, WWF said.
(July 8, 2010) ‘Dashengzhuang, in Xihongmen town in Beijing’s Daxing district, has guards at its entrance and people are only allowed in after showing a pass which includes the holder’s name, sex, ethnic background, hometown, occupation, identity card number and mobile phone number. The village is closed between 11pm and 6am.
(July 9, 2010) An exclusive report for Probe International from Fan Xiao, chief engineer of the Regional Geology Investigation Team of the Sichuan Geology and Mineral Bureau, detailing the potential role a nearby dam played in a deadly landslide in China’s southwest Guizhou Province.
(July 2, 2010) Dams from both upstream and downstream are threatening the livelihoods of citizens on the Mekong River, writes Minh Hung in the Thanh Nien News.