China’s rivers to be dammed for evermore – Richard Spencer

From The Telegraph:

Wdam20High in the Himalayan foothills, the people the Chinese call Angry look down on the waters of the river that shares their name and ponder on the future.

“When the dam gets built, the water will come right up to there,” said Asetei, an 84-year-old farmer pointing up the terraced hillside. “There are testing teams who come to the river and they tell us this. They say it won’t happen for 10 years, though all we know is rumour.”

A leaked Chinese government report last week cleared it to press ahead with the main parts of a plan to build a cascade of 13 dams and power stations down the gorges that line the Nu River, in the mountains where Burma, Tibet and the Chinese province of Yunnan meet.


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