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China gives environmental approval to country’s biggest hydro dam


China‘s environment ministry has given the go-ahead for the construction of what will become the country’s tallest hydroelectric dam despite acknowledging it will have an impact on plants and rare fish. The dam, with a height of 314 meters (1,030 feet), will serve the Shuangjiangkou hydropower project on the Dadu River in southwestern Sichuan province. … Continue reading

Can China feed itself again?


The short answer is yes, but… In an earlier article I explained how China built the Three Gorges dam, and flooded enough land to reduce its production by a substantial amount, forcing China to import an ever increasing amount from the EU.  I also suggested that China could increase production at home by following the … Continue reading

China food production


There is trouble researching information or finding a historical timeline to see when the last time China was able to produce enough food to feed itself, but it is safe to say it was some time before Communism set in. Under Mao we know that 43 million people died, like when he had people go … Continue reading

China to move 20,000 people at risk from Three Gorges landslides


China will relocate 20,000 people living near the Three Gorges Dam by the end of this year and five times that number by 2017 because of landslide risks caused by the world’s biggest hydropower project. State news agency Xinhua said on Wednesday that preparations had started to move a fifth of the residents of Badong … Continue reading

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