HRW: End Involuntary Resettlement of Tibetans

Tantalizing signs have recently emerged of possible change in China’s Tibet policy: arguments by a Central Party School scholar, a visit to Tibet this week by U.S. ambassador Gary Locke, and reports that strictly religious...

Three Gorges Forces Further Displacement

Twenty years have passed since the Chinese government authorized the massive Three Gorges Dam project. Since then, there has been ongoing concern about the social and environmental ramifications of the damming. The Financial...

China's Biggest Relocation Project Yet

At GlobalPost, Kathleen McLaughlin describes the impact of forced relocation on the 1.5 million pushed aside by the Three Gorges Dam, and the 3 million now facing a similar fate in Shaanxi. In the best-case situations, those who...

Demolitions Cause Most Social Unrest

China Daily covers recent research by the Research Center for Social Contradiction, attached to the Office of Letters and Calls which handles petitions in Beijing. Their poll results illustrate problems faced by those relocated...

China Starts Biggest Relocation Since 3 Gorges

AP reports on the massive relocation of residents for the south-to-north water diversion project: The first group of 499 villagers was moved Wednesday in central China’s Hubei province and a total of 60,000 people were to...

China Sets Plan To Settle 470,000 Tibetan Herders

From Reuters: Authorities in the Chinese province of Sichuan plan to spend 5 billion yuan ($732 million) to settle 470,000 Tibetan herders in permanent houses, state media said, as part of efforts to promote the development of...

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