Much of the 1.96 billion yuan (HK$1.82 billion) that was earmarked to resettle families displaced by the Three Gorges Dam but was embezzled or misused has been recovered, auditors say.
The condition of Lake Tai, one of China’s most polluted lakes, has worsened despite two years spent trying to clean it up.
‘All we want is for the policies of the central government to be enforced, so that we can be resettled properly and start rebuilding our lives,’ migrants write in a petition recently obtained by Three Gorges Probe.
Wang Hongju reveals that he’s worried about the dearth of industry in the municipality, and environmental problems linked to the Three Gorges dam.
(March 25, 2008) Even the Chinese government suspects the massive dam may cause significant environmental damage.
(January 14, 2008) “The project could lead to catastrophe.” Not the words of a dissident environmentalist, but the official Chinese news agency in a story about the Three Gorges Dam. Lindsey Hilsum in this report for Channel 4 News (UK) looks at the concerns expressed by Chinese government scientists over problems associated with the giant dam.
(October 12, 2007) At least 4 million people from the Three Gorges Reservoir area are to be relocated to cities in the next 10 to 15 years, Chongqing Municipality Vice-Mayor Yu Yuanmu said.
"We absolutely cannot sacrifice our environment in exchange for temporary economic prosperity." (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
(August 29, 2007) China’s vaunted engineering marvel, the Three Gorges Dam, drew fierce criticism during its construction for uprooting more than a million people and manhandling the Yangtze River basin. Now, a year after completion, the project has new problems — including landslides, water pollution and suggestions that the dam could contribute to the very flooding it was built to prevent.
(June 7, 2007) View report
Chinese authorities are preparing for potentially catastrophic floods along the Yangtze River where the giant Three Gorges dam is being built as the country braces itself for extreme summer weather conditions.
Human Rights in China press release
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Three Gorges activist Fu Xiancai has appealed to the National People’s Congress (NPC) to intervene in his assault case. The Fifth Session of the Tenth NPC opened on March 5, while the Fifth Session of the Tenth National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) began on March 3.
Beijing: A Chinese activist working to help villagers displaced by the giant Three Gorges Dam and left paralysed after a beating last June, has appealed to China’s parliament for redress, according to a rights group.
Chongqing, China: Officials here say the mammoth Three Gorges Dam Project along the historic Yangtze River will control deadly flooding, provide electricity to millions of people, and create vital inland navigation along a 400-mile long reservoir.