China be dammed.

I’ve been reading this site for over a year but don’t think I ever linked to it before. It’s an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China’s pathological determination to devastate its environment through mindless dam projects, while also devastating the lives of those unfortunate souls who happen to be in the way. It’s also available in Chinese.

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Catching up

Unfortunately due to time constraints there has been no Asia by Blog edition this week but expect regular service to resume next week. In the meantime some links to keep you going: ESWN is on a roll at the moment. While I may not agree with some of his…

January 20, 2005 @ 7:58 pm | Comment

There’s a very interesting story from my favourite China reporter about how a number of damn projects have been ordered to stop construction … if it’s what it appears to be (and not some cheap political maneouvre) then it’s a good sign for the growth of the rule of law in China.

January 20, 2005 @ 8:01 pm | Comment

I like the way you spell “dam,” Li En. Freudian slip? (Don’t worry, I agree completely!)

January 20, 2005 @ 8:03 pm | Comment

China National Geographic, a magazine modelled after its US prototype (not related), ran a feature edition about the 3-gorge dam project in 2003. A must read I should say. Though they can’t condemn the project given the censorship, they proved that it’s a disaster no less in gentle words.

Foot note: this is the standard proceedure Chinese journalists adopt to beat the censors. One needs to read between lines.

January 20, 2005 @ 8:25 pm | Comment

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