(August 2, 2006) China is planning a network of tunnels and canals to divert water from Tibet to the parched Yellow River.
(August 2, 2006) Critics question the environmental cost and feasibility of the third route of the south-north water diversion scheme.
(August 1, 2006) China is considering a 300-billion-yuan (US$37.5 billion) plan to divert water from the upper reaches of the Yangtze River to the Yellow River to help the thirsty northwestern areas.
(May 30, 2006) Beijing revives decades-old plans to divert water northward from the flood-prone Yangtze River basin, despite controversy.
(May 7, 2006) Construction of China’s largest water diversion project expected to begin next year, channeling water from the Yangtze River for thirsty people and scorched lands to the north.
(May 4, 2006) Officials in charge of China’s massive south-north water diversion scheme have had to revise the project’s first phase budget up by around 80 percent.
(April 19, 2006) Environmental experts have released a report warning that massive water diversion project will worsen pollution in the Han River in central China and threaten the quality of drinking water for millions of residents in Wuhan, Hubei province.
(April 10, 2006) Beijing plans to move 220,000 people to make way for a multi-billion dollar project to transfer water from the flood-prone Yangtze river to the parched cities and farmland of the north.
(April 6, 2006) China will speed up a “mega-project” to divert billions of cubic metres of water from the Yangtze to the Yellow River, despite serious concern about the environmental consequences.
(March 12, 2006) China’s government is favouring a water diversion plan once championed by Chairman Mao to help alleviate northern China’s water crisis. But, says Probe International’s Dai Qing, it doesn’t matter to the government whether it works or not.
(March 2, 2006) Despite concerns among environmental experts that cheaper, safer alternatives are being overlooked, officials have announced they are firmly embarked on the massive south-north water transfer scheme, aimed at solving China’s deepening water crisis.
(December 26, 2005) As with the Three Gorges project, China’s south-north water transfer scheme would endanger a vast number of cultural relics. Sites to be submerged contain dinosaur-egg fossils dating back 60 million years and human skeletons from the Stone Age.
(January 17, 2003) Beijingers have been warned against regarding the south-north water-transfer scheme as an excuse to waste more water, while continuing to neglect water-saving strategies.
(September 11, 2002) ‘China will construct the world’s biggest inter-valley water market based on its gigantic south-to-north water diversion project,’ XInhua reports.
(June 26, 2002) China’s media have been ordered to follow the lead of the official Xinhua news agency when covering the controversial south-north water-transfer project, Hong Kong’s Mingpao newspaper reports.