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A glimmer of positive attitudes in China’s approach to sustainable development

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Salween River Delta, October 1994

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It seems that the environmental news from China is persistently bad. Melamine, toxic water and air pollution, bad after effects of the Three Gorges Dam and on and on.

So it maybe a sign for a better attitude from China’s leaders that the No 2 man, Wen Jibao, had a positive influence on improving a radical plan to develop hydroelectric resources on the Nu River Basin, which is Southeastern China, mostly Yunnan Province. This river which has its source in Tibet flows to the ocean through Burma as the Salween River. So any hydro developments of the Nu will affect a larger population than the Chinese.

Check out this link. The story seemed positive to me. They are going to develop but after firm intervention from Wen Jibao they will mitigate the harsher effects of that development.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/11/21 at 06:32