(January 17, 2002) A new report raises fresh concerns about the potential health risks of the massive Three Gorges Dam. Critics of the project fear clean-up funds allocated by the Chinese government will not be enough. Canadian environmental group Probe International says in 2000, Chinese academics pleaded for $37 billion for environmental projects relating to the dam’s construction.
An exclusive Three Gorges Probe report reveals extraordinary new detail about endemic corruption, debauchery and an underworld that now plagues the Three Gorges dam resettlement operation.
A generation that helped build dams across China and clear its land for Mao Zedong’s revolution, has stopped to examine the environmental consequences of past actions. Highlighted in this report for the Far Eastern Economic Review, academics Lin Pei and Shen Zhaoli say a feat of social engineering unparalleled in human history and several hundred years is needed to reverse the damage done. But the report cautions, criticizing the government too harshly can lead to jail, as opponents of the country’s Three Gorges dam have discovered.
(1) New report from China’s top advisors admits big unrest
(2) Power ploys
(3) China’s eco conscience
(4) Three Gorges Dam: Premier Zhu stresses quality
(5) Activists warn investors about Yangtze banks
(6) Three Gorges dam makes smooth headway
Tidal wetlands on the Yangtze delta near Shanghai in China are in danger of disappearing because of sediment trapped behind the Three Gorges dam, Shanghai researchers report.
China has topped the world in the number of large dams, a senior government official announced Tuesday.
Tiger Leaping Gorge, China: Legend has it that a tiger vaulted the mighty Yangtze here at its narrowest point. Before long, anybody or beast might be able to saunter across the river atop a towering dam wall.
Within days China will pour the final concrete of the massive Three Gorges Dam across the Yangtze River. But completion of one of the great engineering feats of our time will not satisfy the country’s energy-hungry developers.
(i) China’s Flood Defense Ministry Diverted Funds into Real Estate and Stock Market, Auditor Reports
(ii) Yangtze Floodwaters Force Closure of Three Gorges Ship Lock
(iii) Three Gorges Bond Traded on Shanghai Market
(Autumn 1998) Uneconomic and outdated, the Three Gorges dam will stunt China;s economic growth
(i) Zhu Rongji Heads Three Gorges Project
(ii) Dam Construction Spurs Archaeological Looting
(iii) Vegetation Species in Yangtze Dam Site to Disappear
(iv) Meteorological Stations to Forecast Floods for Dam
(v) New Book by Dai Qing Investigates Dam Disasters in China
(December 22, 1995) American multinationals that want contracts to build China’s massive Three Gorges dam will try to get financing from the Canadian government through their Canadian subsidiaries if the U.S. denies them public funds, according to the president of one American company hoping to cash in on the mega-project.
PRESS RELEASE American multinationals will plead for Canadian taxpayer subsidies if no US support is given for TG
December 22, 1995 American multinationals that want contracts to build China’s massive Three Gorges dam will try to get financing from the Canadian government through their Canadian subsidiaries if the U.S. denies […]
Chinese officials are bracing for violent uprisings as they force more than one million people to move to make way for the massive Three Gorges dam, according to internal security documents leaked to Human Rights Watch/Asia.
Three Gorges Dam to Provoke Violence, Internal Document Says