Learn about Dai Qing’s battle against “the most environmentally and socially destructive project in the world” and her ongoing work to safeguard Beijing’s dwindling water supplies.
Dai Qing has gained worldwide recognition as a fearless social and environmental activist in China – most notably fighting against the world’s largest hydroelectric project, the Three Gorges Dam. Ms. Dai’s book criticising the project, Yangtze! Yangtze!, earned her 10 months in a maximum-security prison after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Prior to her call to activism, she worked as a missile technician and intelligence agent. Today Ms. Dai resides in Beijing where she continues to fight for human rights, democracy and environmental causes.