According to Stephen Chen from South China Morning Post, Chinese engineers are making plans to...
south-to-north water diversion project
by Samuel Wade | Mar 12, 2012
The State Council recently ratified a five-year plan to address the sinking ground levels of over 79,000 square kilometres and more than 50 cities in China, which potentially threaten the stability of everything from high-rise...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 9, 2011
At the Guardian, Jonathan Watts visits families in Henan who have been forced from their homes by the South-North Water Diversion Project, whose stories undermines claims that lessons have been learned from past mistakes....
by Samuel Wade | Jun 27, 2011
The Guardian’s Damian Carrington writes on the unsustainability of water use in China and the Middle East: The world’s population tripled in the 20th century, but the thirst for water grew six-fold, the large...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 14, 2011
Jeffrey Wasserstrom talks to fellow China Beat founder Kenneth Pomeranz about China’s water woes, the limits of central power and the unpredictable effects of climate change. The interview concludes with a list of...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2011
A lengthy article by Edward Wong in the New York Times looks at the various issues and complications surrounding the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, a massive and risky project to help resolve the severe scarcity of...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods