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  1. Mekong conundrum: does dammed mean damned?

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... hydropower dams, including the latest to be proposed: the Xayaburi dam in Laos. Authorities in Laos have put their faith in hydropower as a formula to lift the nation out of chronic poverty by selling electricity to Thailand and Vietnam. The Laotian government notified the Mekong River Commission in September of its plans to build a dam at Xayaburi, in co-operation with a Thai private ...

  2. We did our best with dam threat: Beijing

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... S. N. M. Abdi in Calcutta China's refusal to allow inspections sparks Indian ire Beijing has denied allegations that it failed to co-operate with New Delhi over a glacial lake in Tibet that threatened to burst and flood an Indian state this month. Ch ...

  3. China, Ecuador reach deal over US$2b project

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China and Ecuador have successfully renegotiated a financing deal over a US$2 billion dam in the Latin American nation, months after the Ecuador president called off the deal with some harsh criticism of the Chinese parties. The 1,500-megawatt Coca-Codo-Sinclaire dam will be the biggest in Ecuador and the largest overseas hydroelectric project undertaken by mainland ...

  4. Despair as the mighty Mekong falters

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... and desperation among fishermen and farmers in northern Thailand and Laos who blame Chinese dams on the upstream Mekong for erosion of the river banks, declining fish catches and a damaged ecosystem. ... in the Thai coastal town of Hua Hin this week to confront China, which is blamed for squeezing the river with dams. China has planned a cascade of eight hydroelectric dams upstream. Three dams ...

  5. Deng made the tough calls on my watch, says Li Peng

    Posted Aug 18th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Bay nuclear plant and the Three Gorges Dam, according to former premier Li Peng. Writing in the Communist Party journal Seeking Truth, Mr Li said the three most controversial decisions he made ... supported the Three Gorges Dam project with which Mr Li is closely associated. 'Everybody knows that he was the main decision maker behind the Three Gorges Dam project,' Mr Li wrote. ...

  6. Pearl River's source now 'almost dry'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should not panic. 'If you take a look at the water inflow to major dams in Guangdong, such as Feilaixia, it is ample,' she said. 'Water supply shortage is unlikely to occur in our ... where many huge dams have been built or are under construction. Countries such as Vietnam and Thailand have long been concerned that China could reduce the amount of water flowing south. ...

  7. Action needed to rein in offshore corporate push

    Posted Jul 09th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the government should learn to take environmental issues seriously. ICBC, one of the mainland's big four state banks, has been under fire for helping to finance the 1,870 megawatt Gibe 3 dam project in Ethiopia, widely described as the most environmentally destructive dam in Sub-Saharan Africa in recent years. Yang Chaofei, director of the environment ministry's laws and regulations ...

  8. In cold blood

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... declined to identify the subject of the article. The editor of Khmer Conscience, Dam Sith, who had been jailed on defamation charges in June, said he knew nothing about the article when interviewed ... there were no leads on a suspect and that the complexities of the case made investigating it difficult. However, the fact that editor Dam Sith was interviewed for the first time after the FBI agents ...

  9. China's uphill battle to invest in Myanmar

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... the hardline military leadership in the country, analysts say. In the most recent developments, China Communications Construction (CCC) and dam-builder Sinohydro announced major infrastructure ... and increase CCC's influence in Myanmar,' the company said. Also in December, Sinohydro, China's largest dam builder which plans to list in Shanghai, won a 90.8 million yuan (HK$107.04 ...

  10. Embracing new media technology benefits all

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... mainland computer makers have been told to install a filter-and-block programme called 'Green Dam-Youth Escort' in their new products. Controversy ensues; the authorities now insist ...




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