Tag Archives: Yangtze River

Bringing water to the thirsty north – China’s South-North Water Transfer Project


As we saw yesterday, China’s water problem urgently needs solutions. As is often the case in China, the Party has pushed forward a single massive project as their favorite option. This project is known as the “South-North Water Diversion Project,” … Continue reading

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What do middle class Chinese want?


This past weekend I had the chance to go to a nearby resort with my co-worker’s family. It was a great opportunity to see how China’s newly wealthy spend their money, and I was reminded of what priorities they have … Continue reading

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A New Path Out of Poverty?


Today a provincial gov’t announced a new relocation project that would move 2.8 million people from their homes, nearly twice as many as were moved for the construction of the Three Gorges Dam. This project though is not to clear … Continue reading

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