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...
Jan 7, 2011
At China Dialogue, Jiang Gaoming examines the role of human activity in last year’s deadly Zhouqu mudslide: Zhouqu county, in China’s north-western province of Gansu, was once known for its forests, rich water resources,...
Sep 17, 2010
Writer Xie Chaoping has been released on bail. From South China Morning Post: A writer was released yesterday after 29 days in detention for publishing a book exposing government wrongdoing and the plight of migrants during the...
Sep 5, 2010
Xie Chaoping (谢朝平) has been detained for nearly two weeks on charges of “illegal business activities.” Xie had collected information regarding forced relocations by the Sanmen dam prior to his detention. From the...
Mar 1, 2008
From the FInancial Times: To its opponents, China’s Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River is all the more tragic because it has a historical precedent. Built in the 1950s, the huge Sanmenxia – literally Three Gates Gorge – dam...
CDT in the News
- Journal of Contemporary China – Invented Borders: The Tension Between Grassroots Patriotism and State-led Patriotic Campaigns in China
- NYT – A Tiananmen Square Musical Worries About China’s Glare
- Global Voices – In China, questions remain ahead of Huawei’s launch of the Mate 60 phone series
- Rest of World – Heavily persecuted, highly influential: China’s online feminist revolution
- Sky News – Chinese state media appears to censor one of its own videos