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Why did the Chinese writer Dai Quing spent 10 months in jail?

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Why did the Chinese writer Dai Quing spent 10 months in jail? The Three Gorges is a dam in construction it is meant to be constructed by the year 2009. It is being constructed in the river Yangtze one of the largest rivers in the world located in Asia. It is the worlds largest dam, it is supposed to control flooding, improve navigation and to provide hydro-electricity. It will be a very a very expensive project but it will bring a lot of benefits. The dam is going to stop the catastrophic and not so big floods that tend to occur in the region each century. ...read more.


For the economy this would be a big improvement because they will be able to supply a larger population of Asia with energy and provide with more cheap energy to the rest. It will also be an improvement for the environment, this energy is renewable so therefore it doesn't pollute. Fossil fuels will slowly start to declaim and hydro-electricity will help to stop using them. A great reservoir will be created and many houses will now have clean water. This will also provide safe navigation in the middle section of the river, were before huge droughts made it impossible. The economy will rise because many goods will be now able to be transported downstream and communications between countries will improve. ...read more.


This huge reservoir will cover thousands of homes and a beautiful countryside so many people think that all this money should rather be used in smaller and numerous projects. This reservoir will cover a historic site and many people think tourism is going to be destroyed in this place. Here is a photo of Dai Qing showing his critical essays towards the Three Gorges Dam. Dai Quing is a Chinese writer and environmentalist he was put ten months in jail because she was shocked by the $30 billion-plus dam project and she published critical essays. Officially banned, illegal copies of those essays have circulated widely. Dai hopes her writing encourages people to speak out and avoid repeating past mistakes. He was put in jail because he encouraged people to go to the streets and shout some slogans. ...read more.

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