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Three Gorges

Upstream dams risk starving Three Gorges of water

Intensive dam-building on the upper Jinsha River - part of the upper reaches of the Yangtze - threaten the massive Three Gorges dam's viability, environmentalists have warned.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Bo may be gone but his pet project is going ahead

One of the most controversial decisions that former Chongqing Communist Party chief Bo Xilai made during his four-year stay in the southwestern mega-city has been upheld, despite the princeling-politician's spectacular fall from grace.

26 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Dam plan speeded up despite warnings

Plans for a controversial dam project on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River are poised to move forward in Chongqing despite fierce public opposition, as environmentalists say the project threatens to jeopardise the country's last haven for rare species of fish.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hell and high water

Even the dogged pilgrim can pass without noticing the two monuments honouring the first man to conquer the Yangtze River.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Going back in time

The most popular destinations in Chongqing are a cruise down the Three Gorges to Yichang and a day trip to the Buddhist carvings in Dazu.

The group of Buddhist cave sculptures that rival those at Datong, Dunhuang, and Luoyang is worth the effort to reach if you have the opportunity.

17 May 2011 - 12:00am

57m yuan for Three Gorges art

A Chinese oil painting depicting men playing cards in their underwear fetched more than 57 million yuan (HK$63.5 million) at a Beijing auction, a record price for a contemporary mainland artwork, state media reported.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mega dams meant to control siltation will add to ecological woe, experts warn

China is paying a heavy price for underestimating silt accumulation in the Three Gorges reservoir with plans to build more mega dams upstream of the Yangtze River, which themselves will have serious ecological impact, mainland experts have warned.

27 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Moving 4m Three Gorges residents 'vital for ecology'

Chongqing municipal authorities have said a second massive relocation in the Three Gorges' reservoir area involving four million people was being implemented to save the area's deteriorating ecology.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Cost of development finally to be counted

There is no better sign of the mainland's realisation that its 'development at all costs' attitude has to change than acknowledgement by senior officials that the Three Gorges Dam could cause an environmental catastrophe.

27 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Factory shake-up bid to close income gap

Chongqing is grouping and relocating its factories and universities to dozens of industrial parks and a university city, to help catch up with the east and narrow the urban-rural income gap.

27 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

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