Wang Shucheng

Dammed if you do, damned if you don't

A top water resources official said proposals for controversial hydropower projects should be shelved to allay public concern, but added his support for damming the Nu River in Yunnan, which is home to a world heritage site.

Thursday, 19 April, 2007, 12:00am

'I dare to express different views'

When Wang Shucheng spent his leisure time practising a telegraphic code and watching the dance troupe led by classmate Hu Jintao perform revolutionary routines at Tsinghua University some four decades ago, little could he imagine he and his classmates would take up such important roles in the government one day.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Down to the very last drop

Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng talks to Shi Jiangtao and Josephine Ma about the mainland's plan to ration a dwindling resource

The mainland's growing water shortages will become so severe that rationing will become one of authorities' main strategies for dealing with a crisis expected to last for more than 20 years.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Zhu Rongji inspiration for book of harmony

A year before former premier Zhu Rongji retired, he set off to inspect hydraulic projects along the Yellow River and around the northeast provinces to see how the money he set aside from treasury bonds was being used.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Shortage of funds delays Yangtze detour project

The project to divert the Yangtze River to quench the capital's thirst will not be finished by 2010 as originally scheduled, says Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng .

The postponement of the central route for the South-North Water Diversion Project was mainly because of funding shortages and rising costs, Mr Wang said.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Work on Yangtze diversion poised to begin

Building work for a colossal project to divert water from the Yangtze River Basin to northern China will start soon, Water Resources Minister Wang Shucheng said.

Speaking on the sidelines of the NPC session yesterday, Mr Wang said the ministry had finished planning the project.

7 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Higher prices forecast to pay for water diversion

Water prices will rise as the Government speeds up construction of a diversion scheme to transport supplies to solve the shortage in northern China, Minister of Water Resources Wang Shucheng said.

15 Jan 2001 - 12:00am