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    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Yunnan villager Ling Min had no idea how the damming of the Jinsha (Yangtze) River a few kilometres downstream from her hillside home would change her ... everything and began to weep out loud. Luckily, no one from Ling's village, one of the closest to the Xiangjiaba dam, was killed or injured. But the homes of nearly 60 families were flattened ...

  2. Champion of Three Gorges Dam dies

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pan Jiazheng, a top hydraulic engineer and staunch advocate of the Three Gorges Dam, has died of cancer, aged 85, in Beijing. As one of the first domestically trained engineers after the Communist Party came to power in 1949, Pan dedicated most of his life to dam construction and was awarded a national lifetime-achievement prize ...

  3. Demolish this wall of secrecy around dams

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The filling to capacity of the Three Gorges Dam is being hailed by officials as a success. They have good reason to be effusive with praise: it is an achievement that was tried twice ... Gorges is, of course, an engineering marvel. There is no other dam in the world that can match its dimensions or electricity output. At capacity, the Yangtze River is backed up to create ...

  4. China to dam world's highest river

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta and Stephen Chen and Kristine Kwok in Beijing Beijing has admitted to New Delhi that the mainland is building a dam on the Yarlung Zangbo River near its disputed ... reported. Mainland experts involved in the project confirmed the hydropower plan for the river yesterday and said four other, similar dams would be built in a deep valley between Sangri and Jiacha ...

  5. Official dismisses concerns over Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Benefits of hydropower project 'outweigh negative impact' Beijing defended the Three Gorges Dam yesterday, dismissing widespread concerns about problems ... reports the dam posed daunting ecological and geological challenges. Rather, the project had set a good example for the country's future hydro-power development, they said. Wang Xiaofeng, ...

  6. Yunnan scraps Tiger Leaping Gorge dam

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Panzhihua, Sichuan Provincial authorities heed public outcry The Yunnan government has decided to scrap a controversial plan to dam the famed Tiger Leaping Gorge after strong local opposition and international concern. Breaking a long silence over the fate of the project, the provincial government reached a decision on Sunday that no dam would be built ...

  7. About-face on impact of huge dam project

    Posted Nov 16th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to the environment and could lead to major hazards'. In a rare show of tolerance of overseas media criticism of the project, which included the Three Gorges Dam, Mr Wang said at the time that some ... Wang's apparent about-face, but he added that even before the dam went into operation, the Three Gorges area was plagued with environmental disasters such as landslides, and they were factored ...

  8. Tiger Leaping Gorge unlikely to be dammed

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The famous Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan province is expected to be excluded from a massive dam project on the Jinsha River, the water resources minister says. 'It is fairly possible that no dam project will ever be built there,' said Wang Shucheng when asked about the prospect of the controversial proposal of damming the gorge, a world natural ...

  9. Academics, green activists press Beijing to release key report on Nu River dam

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mainland environmental groups and activists have renewed their appeal to the central government to come clean on the controversial damming of the Nu River ... Village of Beijing. The project to build up to 13 dams on the Nu River, also known as the Salween in downstream countries, was halted in 2004 by Premier Wen Jiabao amid fierce public opposition ...

  10. Farmers removed while dams await approval

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... dams would relocate about 50,000 people- nearly half living below the national poverty line- produce more than 103 billion kW of electricity a year, and generate 36 billion yuan in annual income. Although the controversial damming of the Nu River has yet to be approved by the State Council, Xiaoshaba villagers have become the first to be evicted for the hydropower project, part ...




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