(March 12, 2006) China and the UN are preparing an ambitious plan to prevent any repetition of the disastrous 1998 floods on the Yangtze river.
(February 22, 2006) Chinese scientists recently measured the length of the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, and found that it is 80-some kilometres shorter than believed.
(December 13, 2005) The flood crests surging down the Yangtze present a political test for Premier Zhu Rongji and his supporters, who have been trying to take the greener path to ease the toll of perennial summer floods.
(December 8, 2005) ‘Nobody ever said damming the Yangtze River would be profitable,’ writes Probe International’s Grainne Ryder, as the listed arm of the Three Gorges Project Development Corp. diversifies to coal to reduce its exposure to hydro risk.
(March 29, 2002) China Yangtze Power Co, operator of the world’s biggest hydropower project, produced 8.2 per cent more electricity last year, Shanghai Daily reports.
(September 25, 2000) Huge amounts of pollutants released by chemical companies along the Yangtze River and the Yellow River are severely endangering both rivers.
(March 19, 2000) Construction crews finished the main wall of the world’s largest hydroelectic dam on Saturday, Xinhua News Agency reported. After 13 years of construction, the structure of the 185-meter-high (607 feet), 2,309-meter-long (1.4-mile-long) dam across the Yangtze River was completed at around 2 pm on Saturday.
(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
(i) Dam Project in Yunnan Suspended
(ii) New Forest Plan to Prevent Floods
(iii) Shift in Water Management
(iv) Green Group Disbanded in Capital