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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

Old Dali, Yunnan Province

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Lugu Lake, Yunnan, China.

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A picture of a Chinese city showing no high rises and no vehicles! Where else but in the older areas of remoter Yunnan Province.

I copied this image and Picnik-ed it!

It’s worth keeping as a reminder that there is an older less bustling urban China which enjoys much cleaner air than the richest parts of China. see the previous post!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/07/02 at 17:40

Posted in China, history, photos/images, travel

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An image of Yunnan from the air by NatGeo

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Visions of Earth 2008 Photo Gallery - National Geographic Magazine.jpg

This is the first image “from the air” that I have ever seen, as I remember today! Another NatGeo original captured by Skitch and MarsEdit.

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/04/22 at 09:28

Posted in China, mountains, travel

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