Protests Win Written Pledge of Uranium Plant’s Cancellation

After three successive days of demonstrations (see pictures at Tea Leaf Nation and Global Voices), protesters in Jiangmen, Guangdong won a written guarantee on Monday that a planned uranium processing plant nearby would not go...

China Reaffirms “Absolute Fight” Against Dalai Lama

An article by a Central Party School scholar and reports of experimental concessions in some Tibetan areas have recently given rise to hopes that China might adopt a softer line towards the Dalai Lama. But after police allegedly...

Dislocation and Unrest in China’s West

Following the release last week of a Human Rights Watch report on relocation and resettlement in Tibet, High Peaks Pure Earth translates Tibetan writer Woeser’s description of a return visit to one uprooted community: I...

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...

86,100 in Henan Displaced by South-North Water Diversion

Xinhua reports the imminent relocation of another 86,100 people in Henan as part of the South-North Water Diversion project. Residents of Xichuan County, Henan, which is located near the Danjiangkou Reservoir, will move to more...

Is China Colonizing Africa?

“How China’s Taking Over Africa, and Why the West Should be VERY Worried” In a prolix and partly puzzling piece published in the online edition of the Daily Mail, the conservative British tabloid, the author...

China Orders Resettlement Of Thousands Of Tibetans – Tim Johnson

From McClatchy Newspapers: In a massive campaign that recalls the socialist engineering of an earlier era, the Chinese government has relocated some 250,000 Tibetans – nearly one-tenth of the population – from scattered rural hamlets to new “socialist villages,” ordering them to build new housing largely at their own expense and without their consent. The […]

Filmmaker Jia Zhangke on the forgotten people of Three Gorges – Three Gorges Probe

From Three Gorges Probe: Director Jia Zhangke, a leading figure in what is known as China’s Sixth Generation of filmmakers, won the prestigious Golden Lion prize at the recent Venice Film Festival for his movie Still Life, shot in the Three Gorges area… Jia Zhangke spoke with Three Gorges Probe while in Toronto last month […]

Rethinking resettlement – Chen Guojie

The following article was written by Chen Guojie, a senior researcher at the Chengdu Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and translated by Three Gorges Probe: Since the 1950s, 22 million people have been moved to make way for hydropower dams in China, according to official statistics. Most […]



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