(September 26, 2006) The proposal to build 13 hydropower plants on the Nu (Salween) River in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province constitutes a form of “predatory development”, said Wang Shucheng, China’s Minister of Water Resources.
(August 2, 2006) In the Nu River valley in southwest China, exploration work is under way for a string of hydroelectric dams. Wang Yongchen visited the region to hear what local people have to say about the controversial project.
(July 3, 2006) Greens may cancel plan to sue dams watchdog.
(June 15, 2006) The International Rivers Network (IRN) is appealing for help to keep the Nu (Salween) River in China flowing freely. The river is one of only two undammed rivers in China.
(April 25, 2006) Background information on the plans to dam the Nu River, one of only two major rivers in China unfragmented by dams.
(April 25, 2006) Yu Xiaogang, who has won a 2006 Goldman Environmental Prize, led a group of Nu valley farmers on a field trip two years ago to visit the Manwan dam on the Lancang (Mekong) River. The visitors were shocked at the destitution they found.
(March 4, 2006) China’s top environmental agency last week issued a set of “provisional guidelines” on the public’s right to participate in decision-making on large projects such as big dams.
(September 29, 2005) ‘We would appreciate it if your government shared with us on what basis decisions are being made that will have huge and irreversible impacts on our lives, livelihoods and environment.’
(September 27, 2005) A bold open letter calling on Beijing to release documents related to controversial plans to dam the Nu River in southwest China has sparked an Internet petition drive that is steadily gaining momentum.
(September 7, 2005) Dozens of Chinese environmental groups and close to 100 concerned experts have joined forces to publish a dramatic open letter urging the government to release documents related to secretive plans to dam the Nu River in southwest China.
(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.
(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.
(September 11, 2002) Even before all the generators at the Three Gorges dam come into operation, Chinese planners are furiously mapping out numerous dams along some of the biggest rivers in the southwestern part of the country.
(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.