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DAMMING TIBET TO SAVE CHINA: HYDROPOWER’S COMING GOLDEN DECADE

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Gabriel Lafitte, January 2011

China’s 12th Five-Year Plan, for 2011 through 2015, is about to become public.
The ongoing massive infrastructure investments typical of a centrally planned economy will persist, and perhaps even accelerate, as China continues to finance its …

Human Error Behind Drugchu Mudslide Tragedy

Drugchu exploited its mountains, its water and its rivers and, in return, suffered a powerful mudslide | Source: Tibet.net
DHARAMSHALA: The rampant exploitation of natural resources increased the risk and impact of last year’s powerful mudslide disaster in Tibet’s Drugchu …

New Chinese Dam Project Fuels Ethnic Conflict in Sudan

01/20/2011 By: Peter Bosshard

Dams have impoverished tens of thousands of people and triggered serious human rights  violations in Sudan. Now Chinese companies have won contracts to build three more  hydropower projects in the country.
Of particular concerns are plans …

A New Era For Tibet’s Rivers

A new era for Tibet’s rivers
ChinaDialogue Latest Articles Jiang Yannan, He Haining

Construction of a massive dam on the Yarlung Zangbo marks a turning point for Tibet, write He Haining and Jiang Yannan. A development boom is coming.

The …