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  1. Report sounds alarm for Yangtze and its wildlife

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung The Yangtze River is the world's most endangered waterway and its wildlife faces extinction due to excessive damming, an international environmental group says. In a new ... the country with the highest number of dams planned or under construction in the world- may lose endangered species such as the Yangtze River dolphin and many water birds if indiscriminate ...

  2. Why the biggest dam in the world isn't always easy to see

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Yichang Catching a glimpse of the world's largest dam is not as easy as you might expect. The Three Gorges Corp strictly controls the expressway leading to the dam ... charge 168 yuan per person for an hour-long tour of the site. The fee includes transport, a Chinese-speaking guide and the chance to view the dam from two lookouts, one far above the massive ...

  3. Three Gorges Dam 'indestructible'

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Taiwan does not have the military capacity to destroy the Three Gorges Dam as suggested in a recent report to the US Congress, a mainland general said yesterday. PLA ... that Taiwan should consider targeting the dam to deter the mainland from invading the island. In a China Youth Daily commentary headlined 'The Three Gorges Dam is indestructible', General ...


    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi Ecological problems caused by China's blasting of rapids in the Mekong River are likely to pale beside the damage a planned series of massive dams could cause. According to Rivers Watch East and Southeast Asia, a network of NGOs and grassroots groups, water levels in the Mekong are 'drastically' lower than normal, and the group blames two dams ...

  5. Collapsed dam 'had been badly built'

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the Qingjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, in Enshi city. The 12 children from the local Wangwang Kindergarten were believed to have been on their way home when the Dalongtan reservoir dam ... children are still missing, along with the driver of their bus and four dam workers, who were washed away when they returned to the site to retrieve their clothes, the China Daily reported. ...

  6. Dam work continues despite directive

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung in Nujiang county, Yunnan Environmental groups say construction may violate order from Premier Wen Workers are labouring around the clock on a controversial hydroelectric dam project in Yunnan province, despite Premier Wen Jiabao's order that work stop to allow an assessment of the dam's potential impact. Preparatory work was continuing on two sites ...

  7. Taipei says its forces could hit the Three Gorges Dam, but do not plan to

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu, Shi Jiangtao

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei and Shi Jiangtao Taiwanese Vice-Defence Minister Tsai Ming-hsien yesterday said the island had no plan to attack the mainland's Three Gorges Dam, although it has ... populations or high-value infrastructure on the mainland, such as the Three Gorges Dam. 'The Defence Ministry does not have a plan to attack the Three Gorges Dam,' Mr Tsai said in response ...

  8. Assessment of dam project urged

    Posted Mar 12th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... the environmental and social impact of a controversial dam project is scientifically assessed before a decision is made on the work. The move, made at the annual session of the nation's legislature, is the latest development in the fight over Yunnan's Nu River Dam project, which has reportedly received personal attention from Premier Wen Jiabao. He Shaoling, a senior engineer at the China ...

  9. Proposed dam may leave poor high and dry

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... of Yunnan province announced an agreement to build 13 hydroelectric dams at a cost of close to 90 billion yuan. Supporters say the project is needed to boost the nation's energy supplies and lift the region's people out of abject poverty. But opponents see it as a cash cow which will destroy the pristine environment and strip people of their livelihood. The planned dams would ...

  10. Three Gorges Dam migrants to be given free job training

    Posted Mar 14th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Around 100,000 migrants from the Three Gorges Dam will be given free job training under the Chongqing government's bid to assist residents relocated for the project. Yu ... Construction Committee said the government had spent 50 billion yuan on the entire dam project region, of which 37.5 billion yuan had gone on the immigration effort. The committee's vice-director ...




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