Tag: Three Gorges Probe

A deadly 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits China’s big-dam country, Jinsha River valley

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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For development, China moves millions: GlobalPost

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.