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  • 17 May 2017- 10:31 by Local Press Report BEIJING Defense Aviation Post China, which is working to re-engineer the trans-boundary flows of rivers originating in Tibet, has taken its dam-building frenzy to Pakistan-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan, which is part of Jammu & Kashmir, but is claimed by
  • 14 Mar 2016- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China last week again offered reassurances to India that its planned dam projects on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River will not affect downstream water flows. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told Indian news agency PTI that
  • 19 Jan 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Major lakes along China’s Yangtze River are drying up, signaling potential water scarcity beyond the country’s drought-prone north. Poyang Lake in Jiangxi Province and Dongting Lake in Hunan province are among those affected, official
  • 15 Jan 2016- 09:27 by Local Press Report BEIJING South China Morning Post China has made a breakthrough in desalination technology that could help it produce fresh water on remote islands and also quickly expand habitable areas on reclaimed land or natural islets in the South China Sea, where it is
  • 4 Dec 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China has released a new evaluation of the likely impacts of climate change on the country, which projects increases in floods and droughts, as well as heat waves, rising sea levels, and melting glaciers, all of which could threaten
  • 23 Oct 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China China’s coastal wetlands are the most threatened but least protected ecosystems in the country, and current efforts to conserve them are inadequate in the face of rapid urbanization and economic development, according to a new report by
  • 15 May 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUWAHATI, India Tarun Gogoi, chief minister of India’s Assam state, this week urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of Chinese dam construction on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra during his official visit to Beijing. “…There have been
  • 21 Jan 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report BEIJING Radio Free Asia Tibetan villagers are protesting the mining work in the Tsojang (in Chinese, Haibei) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, but have been blocked by close ties between mine owners and higher authorities, a local source told RFA’s Tibetan
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China The Chinese government announced this weekend that it had partially completed the Zangmu hydropower project on the middle reaches of the Yarlung Tsangpo, or Brahmaputra, river in Tibet-- the first of many planned hydropower projects on
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government this week confirmed that China had begun dam construction on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River, but said it did not expect any change in the flow of the river’s water. China plans to build four run-of-the-river
  • 27 Feb 2014- 10:17 by Local Press Report BEIJING Voice of America China has the greatest number of dams in the world, though its plan to construct a dam on the cross-border Mekong River is increasingly creating controversy. In 2011, the government in Burma, also known as Myanmar, halted the two
  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Federal Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat is calling for construction of large hydropower projects on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River, saying multipurpose dams would help reduce floods as well as increasing power supply.
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Given its extensive freshwater pollution problems, China would do well to cooperate with neighboring countries on dam construction, according to Mark Brindal, former Minister for Water Resources for the South Australian government, told a
  • 12 Nov 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Residents of Renhua county in China’s Guangdong Province took to the streets last week to protest construction of a proposed waste disposal plant near a local water reservoir. Villagers complained that they already had only limited access
  • 5 Nov 2013- 10:22 by Local Press Report BEIJING Bloomberg China’s Nongfu Spring Co. filed a complaint with the country’s media regulator as part of a long-running dispute with a Beijing newspaper that reported its bottled water is no better than tap water. Closely held Nongfu said the Beijing Times

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