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Chinese media is misleading the public on the impacts of hydro in Laos

Last month, the New York Times ran a piece of propaganda and misinformation masquerading as news. The piece was entitled...
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China’s River Chiefs - An “Ingenious” Approach to Water Governance in China?

China’s River Chiefs – An “Ingenious” Approach to Water Governance in China?   China has long struggled to develop an...
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China shows its commitment to protecting domestic rivers, cultural heritage

Sichuan provincial government tears down illegal hydropower plant that threatened UNESCO site Dujiangyan community members celebrating the demolition of the...
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Chinese provincial governments along the Yangtze River unite to stop the “disorderly” development of small hydropower plants

Construction along the Chishui River, a major tributary of the Yangtze (February 2018) Chinese provincial governments are reflecting top leadership...
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World’s Newest Great Ape Threatened by Chinese Dam | The Guardian

This article originallly appeared in The Guardian.   The discovery of the Tapanuli orangutan has not stopped a Chinese state-run...
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China Commits to Protecting the Yangtze River

After decades of rapid development, China commits to protecting the Yangtze Notes from a February 2018 field trip Headwaters of...
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Podcast: Oh Dam! Pumping Sustainability Into Chinese Hydropower Investments | Environment China

Environment China is a new bi-weekly podcast from the Beijing Energy Network. The show features conversations with advocates, entrepreneurs, and...
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Is Mekong River Set to Become the New South China Sea for Regional Disputes? | South China Morning Post

This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post. The Beijing-led Lancang-Mekong Cooperation mechanism was set up to help...
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Reflections on Chinese Companies’ Global Investments in the Hydropower Sector Between 2006-2017

Nam Ou 7 dam in Laos, under construction (November 2017) Stephanie JC   Introduction The Chinese government has prioritized the...
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The Most Endangered Turtle in the World

With only three known individuals still alive, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is the most endangered species of...