Three Gorges Dam

The Probe of Three Gorges Officials Is Getting Too Close for Communist Party Leaders

Patricia Adams | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada
Patricia Adams

Chinese President Xi Jinping's sweeping campaign to root out graft and curb abuse of power is now trained on the Three Gorges Corporation, the state-owned enterprise that built and operates the world's largest dam.

LISTED: 10 Most Expensive Energy Projects In The World

CNN Money | Steve Hargreaves | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Our growing thirst for energy means today's projects dwarf most past endeavors. The Hoover Dam cost $49 million in 1936. Adjusted for inflation, that'...

Did The Three Gorges Dam Create China's Devastating Drought?

Patricia Adams | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Patricia Adams

This debate about whether China's Three Gorges Dam is to blame for a devastating drought has become politically explosive because it goes to the heart of whether the Three Gorges Dam should have been built, and whether heads should roll in the Chinese leadership.

The Yangtze Runs Dry

Patricia Adams | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada
Patricia Adams

The unchecked development of hydropower resources is like "draining the pond to catch the fish" experts warn, resulting in a water crisis in rivers and valleys on the one hand and a large waste of financial resources through the construction of crippled water projects on the other.

Big Infrastructure Projects Have High Risks but High Rewards

Paul Sylvester | Posted 09.06.2011 | Canada
Paul Sylvester

The Lower Churchill Project is an audacious plan undertaken by two Canadian provinces. It should remind us that the ability to tackle big infrastructure projects is still alive in North America, and inspire us to embrace similar projects elsewhere.

China Ramps Up Central Planning to Stifle Dissent

Patricia Adams | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada
Patricia Adams

The Chinese government believes that a few people at the top of the government hierarchy can micromanage an economy for 1.4 billion people. Will the current helmsmen of the Chinese communist economy fare better than their predecessor, Great Helmsman Mao?