The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection released a report last week alleging graft among...
Three Gorges Dam
by Sophie Beach | Oct 22, 2013
The Guardian reports on the European firms that are helping China build up its hydropower...
by Anne Henochowicz | Apr 22, 2013
As of April 22, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Sichuan Earthquake: At least 188 are dead and over 11,000 injured after Saturday morning’s 7.0-magnitude...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 14, 2012
In its rush to find sources of power, China has focused on hydropower. Following the construction of the massive Three Gorges Dam, work is now centered on the Jinsha River in Yunnan Province, where up to 30 dams are currently in...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 8, 2012
As Beijing tries to stifle independent monitoring of its air quality and seals up previously public financial data, Trefor Moss surveys the various types of controlled information at Foreign Policy. Beijing makes no secret of...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 14, 2012
According to Xinhua, nearly 8 million people and over 4.5 million livestock in 13 provinces suffered from inadequate drinking water as of April 5th. Severe drought, usually a characteristic of the north, increasingly afflicts...
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 Josh Rudolph | Feb 8, 2012
Non-profit environmental advocacy group PROBE International released the English translation of a lengthy and informative article written by Guo Yushan last year. Guo is director of the Transition Institute, an independent...
by Scott Greene | Nov 14, 2011
The much-maligned Three Gorges Dam received a domestic boost on Friday when a study by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences found no evidence that the project caused climate change. From Xinhua News: Research has shown that...
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