A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province in southwest China late Monday night, followed by a series of aftershocks measuring over magnitude 5.0 reports China’s official Xinhua news agency. Historical data indicates the event is an unprecedented one for the area.
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Around 1.5 million people were moved to make way for the Three Gorges Dam: some were wooed by promises of new homes, land, and better lives, and others were forced. Ten years on, Kathleen E. McLaughlin of GlobalPost investigates the results of the relocation. Many migrants languish hundreds of miles from their hometowns, without farmland or new jobs, facing mounting debt and with little chance of legal redress.
Chongqing Municipality was urged Saturday to recover resettlement funds misappropriated during the country’s massive Three Gorges Project as rapidly as possible.
As police try to crack down an opium-poppy growing in the heart of the Three Gorges reservoir area, local officials draw links between the illicit cash crop and the economic turmoil in the region caused by dam-related resettlement.
Three Gorges dam officials have promised to clean up a "1,000-year-old" mountain of garbage dating back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Reuters reported on December 13.
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Cracks in the dam, first discovered in 1999, have multiplied and grown. Some now extend from the top to the bottom, putting millions at risk.