The Changing Yangtze

In China, the Yangtze River Valley may hold the key to the country's economic future by providing energy, and electricity. In 1994, the Chinese government began building the massive Three Gorges Dam on the 4,000 mile long river. It is scheduled for completion in 2009. At a cost of $25 billion, the Three Gorges Dam is one of the world's largest and most controversial public works projects. Meghna Chakrabarti recently took a trip up the Yangtze to explore how the dam is changing China's environment and people.

This program aired on March 7, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Meghna Chakrabarti Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.



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