Concerns Over the Three Gorges Dam Grow, as China Begins Censoring News of the Floods

June 25, 2020 Updated: June 25, 2020

The Three Gorges Dam in China has become a center of attention, as waters rise and local authorities issue flood warnings nearby. Taiwan News reports that a prominent Chinese hydrologist, Wang Weiluo, is claiming the dam “could collapse at any moment.” He pointed to existing concerns over the dam’s design, construction, and process for inspections.

Chinese authorities, meanwhile, are declaring that information on the flood in Chongqing is “sensitive information,” which subjects it to censorship. The floods havee already hit 26 provinces, required emergency rescue of over 213,000 people, and damaged over 171,000 homes. The situation may grow worse as the 980 reservoirs are impacted.

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