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  1. 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 ...

  2. Dammed up demands for change?

    Posted Dec 15th 2004, 12:00am by Elizabeth Economy

    ... governance on a national scale. The catalyst for these broad-based protests is the proposed construction of hundreds of dams throughout western China. China's environmental activists, meanwhile, ... the shoddy governance and corruption that allow dam construction to proceed unchecked. While spearheaded by Beijing-based NGOs, the dam protests involve Chinese from all parts of the country, employ ...

  3. land development

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What is the most common side-effect of the Three Gorges Dam construction? a. flooding b. destroyed farmlands c. displaced heritage ... yuan b. nearly a billion yuan c. 40 million yuan d. 300,000 yuan Word Power Match the following words with their descriptions below 1. dam 2. government mouthpiece 3. feasibility 4. tributary ...

  4. Kachin 'victims of a split at top'

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... supposedly shelved US$3.6 billion Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy River. The Kachin Independence Army has issued several warnings to dam builder China Power Investment (CPI) that the Kachin would never accept the dam on a river widely regarded as sacred in Myanmar. That led to thousands of Myanmese troops being deployed to the region, triggering the June 2011 collapse of a ceasefire between ...

  5. No amount of spin can sell a poor policy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The findings of a mainland survey on the controversial Green Dam-Youth Escort software appear impressive. Only 5 per cent of respondents opposed installing it on their computers to protect ... to form a view on whether Green Dam constitutes a disproportionate restriction on internet freedom. Every government engages in propaganda. Some call it public relations, others refer ...

  6. Risk and reward for Chinese firms in Africa

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Chinese state-owned dam builders Gezhouba and Sinohydro have highlighted the enormous risks and huge opportunities facing mainland firms in Africa just ... signed a US$1.4 billion contract with the South Sudan government on January 20 to build a dam in the African state, which seceded from Sudan last year. The dam will be financed by loans from ...

  7. Ditching of net nanny 'admission it was mistake'

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu The central government's quiet ditching of the notorious Green Dam Youth Escort internet content-filtering software was effectively an admission that the censorship project ... of the Green Dam software on every computer to be sold on the mainland because of concerns about 'harmful' internet content. It later dropped the requirement after widespread criticism ...

  8. Kachin ask China to forge peace

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... and the government have failed to stop the fighting that has raged since a 17-year ceasefire shattered in June last year amid tensions over a Chinese-built dam in the Kachin region. Chinese officials ... mountainous northeast, is considered highly strategic. As well as having extensive gold and jade potential, its rivers are considered suitable for dams. Chinese firms have invested in several dams ...

  9. Changing course in Myanmar

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Myanmar's leaders have given some reason for hope that they are changing their ways. They have suspended a controversial Chinese-led dam project because of 'the desire ... and ethnic minorities are deep. Stopping a dam that would have displaced 10,000 people does not in itself constitute inclusive governance. That can only come from building trust and putting in place ...

  10. Water row may lead to collapse of peace talks

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Kashif Khan

    ... Indus. India's decision to go ahead with construction of the Baglihar dam has become a major stumbling block to the peace process that former Indian premier Atal Behari Vajpayee ... of Indian-administered Kashmir. Pakistan fears the dam will have a significant effect on the volume of water flowing into its territory, despite India's assurances over the 450-megawatt project. Several ...




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