• YANGTZE RIVER IN CHINA TURNS BLOOD RED

    Officials are baffled as the yangtze river in China turns blood red. They say that sand was the cause of this mystery.

    published: 08 Sep 2012
  • Yangtze - Brettspiel-News.de packt aus

    Wir zeigen das Spielmaterial im Unboxing.

    published: 15 Nov 2016
  • Construction Xiangxi Yangtze River Bridge(news 20170301)香溪长江大桥(长江上最高的桥)新闻

    Xiangxi Yangtze River bridge including 508m span, 240m high Yangtze River bridge(the largest half-through arch bridge in the world,also the highest bridge ever built which cross a navigable river): http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Xiangxi_Yangtze_River_Bridge and 470m span,175m high cable-stayed Xiangxihe bridge: http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Xiangxihe_Bridge Xiangxi Yangtze River Bridge animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7a2FHATIk&index=1&list=PLE3LV1t4ql0NVnbEegVO2tTT_HGzN5XCK 香溪长江大桥主桥为主跨508米,桥面高240米中承式钢拱桥,建成后将成为世界最大也是最高的中承式拱桥。同时也将是长江干流上第一高桥(不包括上游不通航的金沙江段)。位于湖北省秭归县长江三峡牛肝马肺峡入口处,两岸都是高出江面千米以上的险峰,拱脚建于悬崖上,跨度500余米钢拱在长江主航道上空数百米横空出世,极其壮观,很可能是世界最美的拱桥。此外施工用扣塔也是世界最高。附桥为470米主跨斜拉桥,跨越长江支流香溪河。香溪长江大桥设计动画: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7a2FHATIk&index...

    published: 19 Mar 2017
  • Great Bend of the Yangtze on TV News

    KGW-TV, Portland, does a newscast bit on Sobek's Great Bend of the Yangtze expedition. Air date was Nov. 24, 1987. This is footage to illustrate "Riding the Dragon's Back," now available on Amazon for Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FV8ZTQ6

    published: 16 Oct 2013
  • China's Yangtze dam displaced

    Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe China plans to build twelve new hydroelectric dams along the Yangtze river in the country's southwest. The government says that the local economy has been boosted by the first dam project. Residents in the area have seen their annual incomes more than double, the government says. Melissa Chan visits the river communities who say the dam has, in fact, had the opposite affect. January 31, 2010 At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep th...

    published: 31 Jan 2010
  • Fuma Yangtze River Bridge Tower Completed(news)驸马长江大桥主塔封顶

    1050m span, 185m high suspension bridge,will become the first 6 lane high bridge which has more than 1km span.Located in Wanzhou,Chongqing. http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Wanzhou_Fuma_Yangtze_River_Bridge https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE3LV1t4ql0NQhTpeK_4lJwSopVi1b-mJ Top Ten Longest High Bridges in the World: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE3LV1t4ql0PwDtkYYjJcTNivB7e34_3E

    published: 27 Jun 2016
  • The Eastern Star, Yangtze River tragedy on trip of a lifetime

    SUBSCRIBE ♥ , Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be China's worst shipping disaster in more than 60 years of Communist rule. Authorities say the chances of finding anyone still alive were "slim". "In a situation in which the overall judgment is that there is no chance of people being alive, we could start the work of righting the boat," Transport Ministry Spokesperson Xu Chengguang had told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Rescue workers on the upturned hull...

    published: 06 Jun 2015
  • Six Years On, Counting Costs of China's Three Gorges Dam

    The Three Gorges Dam was built, in part, to help end the flooding of the Yangtze. It was also intended to allow convenient movement of goods and people, and to provide cheap, non-polluting power. Yet according to some observers inside China and overseas, the project has failed to materialize these benefits since being finished in 2006. They say it's replaced the disasters of unpredictable flooding with an all-too-predictable washing away of countless towns and settlements on the banks of the Yangtze River. Meanwhile, the estimated $50 billion USD that the dam cost has, by most measures, a long way to go before being seen as ultimately profitable. In early July, Ma Tianxin, who lived in a town in Hubei Province along the Yangtze River, was forced to flee with his family after a landslid...

    published: 20 Aug 2012
  • Boat sinks in Yangtze River, more than 20 missing

    More than 20 people, including seven or eight foreigners are missing after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River in China’s Jiangsu Province on Thursday. The tug was carrying 24 to 25 people, including the owner and several engineers - mixture of Singaporean, Indian, Japanese and French nationals. The boat sank on Thursday afternoon while being tested in the Fubei Channel on the Yangtze River, Xinhua News reported. A survivor told Xinhua news that he and a Japanese engineer were in the cabin when the boat suddenly began to list and water immediately began to pour in. He survived by holding on to a hydraulic pump. He said he was holding the Japanese engineer for a moment but the strong currents separated them as the boat started sinking. Only three people have been rescued and more than ...

    published: 16 Jan 2015
  • China. More than 400 people drowned in the Yangtze River WORLD NEWS TODAY

    News, politics and analysis for those who like to think outside the box. For the real supremacy of the truth, the stabilization of situation in the whole world, and giving quality and up-to-date information about the current events and the world's reactions for them. If any video of our channel violates your copyright, please let us know, we will immediately fix it, thank you for your understanding. Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Russia today, Russia news today, Ukraine news today, Ukraine news, World news today, World news, Ukraine war, Ukraine today, News, ny times, new york times, current affairs, politics, happening now, breaking news, India, Myanmar, birth control, Assad, al Qaeda, War Rebels, conflict

    published: 02 Jun 2015
  • Yangtze River Polluted with 33+ Billion Tons of Waste

    For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Follow us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn The Chinese regime's drive for rapid industrialization has come at a cost to the country's natural resources. Water protection authorities say more than 33-billion tons of waste have been discharged into the country's largest river every year. While measures have been taken to address water pollution, environmentalists say more still needs to be done. Environmentalists are calling on Chinese authorities to protect the Yangtze River. It comes after a water protection bureau revealed this month that a massive amount of sewage is discharged into the river every year. Since 2006, more than 30-billion tons of sewage flows into the Yangtze ...

    published: 18 Nov 2011
  • Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China's Yangtze

    Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Rescuers search for hundreds missing after a passenger ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in the storm-hit Yangtze river, with several survivors reportedly confirmed trapped in the upturned hull. Duration: 00:49 Follow AFP English on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFPnewsenglish Latest news on AFP English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFP Share your top stories on Google+ http://bit.ly/AFP-Gplus

    published: 02 Jun 2015
  • Three Gorges Dam "A Failure"

    Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews On May 18, Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) State Council admitted, the Three Gorges Project has a negative impact on Yangtze River. CCP's Xinhua News reported that Yangtze River region has its most severe drought in a decade. Some waterways have been closed. Changjiang Water Resources Commission said, Three Gorges Dam has aggravated the drought, by cutting off the downstream water flows. On May 18, State Council meeting adopted "Three Gorges Follow-up Planning" and "Yangtze River Basin Water Pollution Control Plan". State Council admitted that there were problems on different stages of Three Gorges Dam building. There are urgent issues regarding t...

    published: 20 May 2011
  • Chinese ship sinks in Yangtze River with more than 450 people on board - TomoNews

    JIANLI, CHINA — A ship carrying more than 450 people sunk in China’s Yangtze River on Monday night. The cruise ship Eastern Star was carrying 405 Chinese passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members, Xinhua News reported. The ship was headed towards Chongqing city from Nanjing when it sank in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River at around 9:30 p.m., according to Xinhua News. The captain and the chief engineer of the ship told Xinhua News that the ship had been caught by a cyclone and it sank quickly. At least eight people have been rescued so far. Authorities said rescue work is hampered by strong wind and heavy rain, reported by Xinhua News. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining new...

    published: 03 Jun 2015
  • Death Toll Jumps to 345 in China's Yangtze River Capsizing

    Chinese state media say the death toll in the Eastern Star capsizing has risen to 345. Disaster teams have found hundreds more bodies after pulling the overturned river cruise boat upright with cranes and gradually raising it up from the gray currents of the Yangtze River. There are still nearly 100 missing. The boat with 456 overturned Monday night in what authorities have attributed to sudden severe winds. Fourteen people survived, including the captain and first engineer who have been placed under police custody. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2015-06-05-AS--China-Boat%20Sinks/id-7b28c7b4e3c74667a740f3fbcc31f6fe http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com

    published: 06 Jun 2015
  • Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star

    Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be China's worst shipping disaster in more than 60 years of Communist rule. Authorities say the chances of finding anyone still alive were "slim". "In a situation in which the overall judgment is that there is no chance of people being alive, we could start the work of righting the boat," Transport Ministry Spokesperson Xu Chengguang had told reporters at a news conference on Thu...

    published: 05 Jun 2015
YANGTZE RIVER IN CHINA TURNS BLOOD RED

YANGTZE RIVER IN CHINA TURNS BLOOD RED

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Officials are baffled as the yangtze river in China turns blood red. They say that sand was the cause of this mystery.
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Yangtze - Brettspiel-News.de packt aus

Yangtze - Brettspiel-News.de packt aus

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Wir zeigen das Spielmaterial im Unboxing.
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Construction Xiangxi Yangtze River Bridge(news 20170301)香溪长江大桥(长江上最高的桥)新闻

Construction Xiangxi Yangtze River Bridge(news 20170301)香溪长江大桥(长江上最高的桥)新闻

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Xiangxi Yangtze River bridge including 508m span, 240m high Yangtze River bridge(the largest half-through arch bridge in the world,also the highest bridge ever built which cross a navigable river): http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Xiangxi_Yangtze_River_Bridge and 470m span,175m high cable-stayed Xiangxihe bridge: http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Xiangxihe_Bridge Xiangxi Yangtze River Bridge animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7a2FHATIk&index=1&list=PLE3LV1t4ql0NVnbEegVO2tTT_HGzN5XCK 香溪长江大桥主桥为主跨508米,桥面高240米中承式钢拱桥,建成后将成为世界最大也是最高的中承式拱桥。同时也将是长江干流上第一高桥(不包括上游不通航的金沙江段)。位于湖北省秭归县长江三峡牛肝马肺峡入口处,两岸都是高出江面千米以上的险峰,拱脚建于悬崖上,跨度500余米钢拱在长江主航道上空数百米横空出世,极其壮观,很可能是世界最美的拱桥。此外施工用扣塔也是世界最高。附桥为470米主跨斜拉桥,跨越长江支流香溪河。香溪长江大桥设计动画: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW7a2FHATIk&index=1&list=PLE3LV1t4ql0NVnbEegVO2tTT_HGzN5XCK
https://wn.com/Construction_Xiangxi_Yangtze_River_Bridge(News_20170301)香溪长江大桥(长江上最高的桥)新闻
Great Bend of the Yangtze on TV News

Great Bend of the Yangtze on TV News

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KGW-TV, Portland, does a newscast bit on Sobek's Great Bend of the Yangtze expedition. Air date was Nov. 24, 1987. This is footage to illustrate "Riding the Dragon's Back," now available on Amazon for Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FV8ZTQ6
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China's Yangtze dam displaced

China's Yangtze dam displaced

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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe China plans to build twelve new hydroelectric dams along the Yangtze river in the country's southwest. The government says that the local economy has been boosted by the first dam project. Residents in the area have seen their annual incomes more than double, the government says. Melissa Chan visits the river communities who say the dam has, in fact, had the opposite affect. January 31, 2010 At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Fuma Yangtze River Bridge Tower Completed(news)驸马长江大桥主塔封顶

Fuma Yangtze River Bridge Tower Completed(news)驸马长江大桥主塔封顶

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1050m span, 185m high suspension bridge,will become the first 6 lane high bridge which has more than 1km span.Located in Wanzhou,Chongqing. http://www.highestbridges.com/wiki/index.php?title=Wanzhou_Fuma_Yangtze_River_Bridge https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE3LV1t4ql0NQhTpeK_4lJwSopVi1b-mJ Top Ten Longest High Bridges in the World: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE3LV1t4ql0PwDtkYYjJcTNivB7e34_3E
https://wn.com/Fuma_Yangtze_River_Bridge_Tower_Completed(News)驸马长江大桥主塔封顶
The Eastern Star, Yangtze River tragedy on trip of a lifetime

The Eastern Star, Yangtze River tragedy on trip of a lifetime

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SUBSCRIBE ♥ , Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be China's worst shipping disaster in more than 60 years of Communist rule. Authorities say the chances of finding anyone still alive were "slim". "In a situation in which the overall judgment is that there is no chance of people being alive, we could start the work of righting the boat," Transport Ministry Spokesperson Xu Chengguang had told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Rescue workers on the upturned hull, which was just barely visible over the brown waters of the Yangtze, were towered over by two cranes. Hooks were welded onto the ship and a net stretched around the entire structure in preparation for lifting it. By first light on Friday, the ship could be seen lying on its side with its name visible just above the water. Xinhua state news agency later tweeted a picture of the righted vessel, its roof apparently crushed. As the ship is righted, the focus of emergency workers at the site in Jianli, Hubei province will switch from attempting to find survivors to searching the ship's 150 cabins for bodies. Mr Xu said on Friday that the next step was to raise the ship entirely above the water to conduct the search. So far 97 bodies have been recovered, some after three holes were cut into the vessel's upturned hull. The holes were later welded closed in order to preserve the ship's buoyancy. Chinese President Xi Jinping promised a thorough investigation into the cause of the disaster, after angry relatives protested at the scene. Authorities tightly controlled access to the site, leading family members and journalists to complain about a lack of information. The Eastern Star The 76m-long, 2,200-tonne ship was named Dongfangzhixing in Chinese It was carrying 405 passengers - mostly elderly tourists but also one three-year-old - as well as five travel agency employees and 46 crew members. The ship is owned by the Chongqing Eastern Shipping Corporation, and passengers had booked their trip through a travel agency in Shanghai. The cruise left the eastern city of Nanjing in April and was travelling to Chongqing in the south-west via the Three Gorges - a journey of at least 1,500km (930 miles). Source: BBC NEWS -------------------------------------- Yangtze River tragedy on trip of a lifetime. Could Mei-yu weather front be behind disaster?. Questions raised over Eastern Star's sinking. Death toll jumps to 331 in Yangtze River capsizing. Yangtze River - Travel China Guide. Stricken Chinese cruise ship lifted from Yangtze River; 331 bodies recovered. Huge crane lifts Chinese ship out of Yangtze River. China rights capsized Yangtze ship - BBC.com. With over 440 expected dead, the Yangtze river cruise . Yangtze River Cruise - Yangtze Cruises Reservation Center‎.
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Six Years On, Counting Costs of China's Three Gorges Dam

Six Years On, Counting Costs of China's Three Gorges Dam

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The Three Gorges Dam was built, in part, to help end the flooding of the Yangtze. It was also intended to allow convenient movement of goods and people, and to provide cheap, non-polluting power. Yet according to some observers inside China and overseas, the project has failed to materialize these benefits since being finished in 2006. They say it's replaced the disasters of unpredictable flooding with an all-too-predictable washing away of countless towns and settlements on the banks of the Yangtze River. Meanwhile, the estimated $50 billion USD that the dam cost has, by most measures, a long way to go before being seen as ultimately profitable. In early July, Ma Tianxin, who lived in a town in Hubei Province along the Yangtze River, was forced to flee with his family after a landslide tore cracks through the walls of his house and spoiled his farmland. Now the deep fissure running through the family's former home is just one more sign of the potential disaster looming for those living along the river. The landslides were exacerbated by the Three Gorges' reservoir behind the dam, says Chen Zhongshun, an independent environmental protection advocate. [Chen Zhongshun, Environmental Protection Advocate]: "The reservoir construction has weakened the mountain slopes. Many cities along the Yangtze River are built on those mountain slopes. People cannot settle down if the mountains are not stable. They worry every day. How long can that kind of life last? It is not safe for them to live there. The area surrounding the dam is very prone to landslides." It's expected that continuing ecological dangers will mean that 100,000 people have to move from Hubei and the city of Chongqing in the next three to five years. This is in addition to the 1.3 million who were originally displaced to make way for the dam and reservoir. In the town of Huangtupo, for instance, many residents are awaiting a government directive on resettlement. Some complained they have not been offered any arrangement. [Song Weixue, Huangtupo Resident]: "We moved here in 2002, but in 2008, some geological experts found a high risk of landslides in Huangtupo and in areas around the reservoir, so they want us to move again. But so far, the government hasn't made any arrangements for our housing." Given the widespread belief here that Huangtupo will never be safe again, local authorities constructed a new town, Shennongxi, several kilometers away. But according to many relocated villagers, there is simply no replacing the lost harvests—and communities—that the dam has left behind. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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Boat sinks in Yangtze River, more than 20 missing

Boat sinks in Yangtze River, more than 20 missing

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More than 20 people, including seven or eight foreigners are missing after a tug boat sank in the Yangtze River in China’s Jiangsu Province on Thursday. The tug was carrying 24 to 25 people, including the owner and several engineers - mixture of Singaporean, Indian, Japanese and French nationals. The boat sank on Thursday afternoon while being tested in the Fubei Channel on the Yangtze River, Xinhua News reported. A survivor told Xinhua news that he and a Japanese engineer were in the cabin when the boat suddenly began to list and water immediately began to pour in. He survived by holding on to a hydraulic pump. He said he was holding the Japanese engineer for a moment but the strong currents separated them as the boat started sinking. Only three people have been rescued and more than 20 are still missing, Xinhua News reported. Twenty-three vessels have been deployed to search for the missing people. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. For news that's fun and never boring, visit our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TomoNewsUS Subscribe to stay updated on all the top stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-WqkTyKK1_70U4bb4k4lQ?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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China. More than 400 people drowned in the Yangtze River WORLD NEWS TODAY

China. More than 400 people drowned in the Yangtze River WORLD NEWS TODAY

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News, politics and analysis for those who like to think outside the box. For the real supremacy of the truth, the stabilization of situation in the whole world, and giving quality and up-to-date information about the current events and the world's reactions for them. If any video of our channel violates your copyright, please let us know, we will immediately fix it, thank you for your understanding. Russia, Ukraine, Syria, Russia today, Russia news today, Ukraine news today, Ukraine news, World news today, World news, Ukraine war, Ukraine today, News, ny times, new york times, current affairs, politics, happening now, breaking news, India, Myanmar, birth control, Assad, al Qaeda, War Rebels, conflict
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Yangtze River Polluted with 33+ Billion Tons of Waste

Yangtze River Polluted with 33+ Billion Tons of Waste

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For more news visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Follow us on Facebook ☛ http://me.lt/9P8MUn The Chinese regime's drive for rapid industrialization has come at a cost to the country's natural resources. Water protection authorities say more than 33-billion tons of waste have been discharged into the country's largest river every year. While measures have been taken to address water pollution, environmentalists say more still needs to be done. Environmentalists are calling on Chinese authorities to protect the Yangtze River. It comes after a water protection bureau revealed this month that a massive amount of sewage is discharged into the river every year. Since 2006, more than 30-billion tons of sewage flows into the Yangtze River annually. In 2010, that amount increased to 33.9-billion tons, according to the Yangtze River Water Resources Protection Bureau. The bulk of the waste comes from factories along the river's middle and lower reaches. Environmentalist Yang Xin says authorities need to step up waste management to protect this major water resource. [Yang Xin, Environmentalist]: "The Yangtze River supports 400-million people, and nearly half the country's economy. Each year more waste is discharged into the river. We've continuously said that the river needs to be better protected, including improved oversight of waste management, to lower the amount of discharge." Chinese authorities say they've been closing down factories with poor waste management systems along the Yangtze River. But geologist Gao Junfeng with the Chinese Academy of Sciences says that may not be enough. [Gao Junfeng, Geologist, Chinese Academy of Sciences]: "Heavy chemical and industrial plants are too close to the river, and affect the water quality. Although some serious polluters have been shut down, there's no guarantee they won't relocate up the river. Also, chemical fertilizer used in farming along the river has also gotten out of control." The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia. It flows through 19 provinces in China, and accounts for 40% of the country's water resources. Despite becoming heavily polluted with China's industrialization, authorities claim water quality of the Yangtze River is generally better than other Chinese rivers.
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Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China's Yangtze

Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China's Yangtze

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Keep up-to-date with the latest news, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/AFP-subscribe Rescuers search for hundreds missing after a passenger ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in the storm-hit Yangtze river, with several survivors reportedly confirmed trapped in the upturned hull. Duration: 00:49 Follow AFP English on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFPnewsenglish Latest news on AFP English Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFP Share your top stories on Google+ http://bit.ly/AFP-Gplus
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Three Gorges Dam "A Failure"

Three Gorges Dam "A Failure"

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Follow us on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/cnforbiddennews Like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/chinaforbiddennews On May 18, Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) State Council admitted, the Three Gorges Project has a negative impact on Yangtze River. CCP's Xinhua News reported that Yangtze River region has its most severe drought in a decade. Some waterways have been closed. Changjiang Water Resources Commission said, Three Gorges Dam has aggravated the drought, by cutting off the downstream water flows. On May 18, State Council meeting adopted "Three Gorges Follow-up Planning" and "Yangtze River Basin Water Pollution Control Plan". State Council admitted that there were problems on different stages of Three Gorges Dam building. There are urgent issues regarding the resettlement, environmental degradation and geological disasters. Freight and irrigation are negatively impacted. This news piece triggered a strong online reaction. Netizens see this as a "disguised admission of the Three Gorges Dam Project's failure." The majority criticized authorities and their experts. Water resource expert Dr. Wang Weiluo said, CCP's recognition of the existence of some issues indicates the Three Gorges problem is very serious, and the authorities are no longer able to cover it up. Dr. Wang: "In 86, CCP Central Committee decided to study the feasibility of the Three Gorges Project. It decided to disallow open discussion on the issue. In 91, when CCP's then-president Jiang Zemin was about to launch the Three Gorges Project, they initiated a lot of propaganda." Environmental activist Dai Qing said, that Wen Jiabao and Hu Jintao are both qualified in geological and hydrological engineering. They didn't attend the Dam's opening ceremony, as they knew the harm caused by this project. In 2003, The Three Gorges Project inspection team found over 80 cracks on the Dam's surface. Fan Xiao, an engineer at Sichuan Geology Bureau said, there were 5,000 to 6,000 officially confirmed risky spots prone to geological disasters. There is severe drought in Yangtze River region. Millions suffer from a shortage of drinking water. Some parts of Poyang Lake's bed are exposed. 1,000+ reservoirs have extremely low water levels. According to China Daily, Yangtze River's midstream and downstream water levels have reached their lowest points in half a century. Changjiang Water Resources Commission's spokesman Wang Jingquan said that the Dam intensified the downstream drought conditions. Dr. Wang pointed out that Three Gorges Dam's biggest hazard is its ecological damage, which is also an important cause for droughts. Dr. Wang: "The reservoir does not work during a flood season. During the dry season, it needs water to generate electricity. So, it deprives the water from downstream river. This is an anti-natural operation." Yangtze River Delta is suffering the most severe power shortage in many years. Dr. Wang said that it is because of lack of coal supply. As per Wikipedia, Three Gorges hydropower capacity is only about 2% of China's total capacity. So, its impact on China's power supply is low. Well-known writer Zheng Yi: "Many netizens say that this project cannot prevent floods, it brings earthquakes and has many ecological degradation issues. It was built for the image of the authorities. It is a sinful present-day Great Wall of a tyrant." Dai Qing said that as per government insider' data, RMB600billion was spent on Three Gorges Project. Combined with the cost of ensuing disasters, over RMB1trillion may have been spent. Dai said the project shouldn't have been launched. Now it has caused so many ongoing problems. If China's political and economic systems cannot be fully innovated, the Three Gorges issue will soon evolve into endless troubles. NTD reporters Li Yuanhan and Xiao Yu 《神韵》2011世界巡演新亮点 http://www.ShenYunPerformingArts.org/
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Chinese ship sinks in Yangtze River with more than 450 people on board - TomoNews

Chinese ship sinks in Yangtze River with more than 450 people on board - TomoNews

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JIANLI, CHINA — A ship carrying more than 450 people sunk in China’s Yangtze River on Monday night. The cruise ship Eastern Star was carrying 405 Chinese passengers, five travel agency workers and 47 crew members, Xinhua News reported. The ship was headed towards Chongqing city from Nanjing when it sank in the Jianli section of the Yangtze River at around 9:30 p.m., according to Xinhua News. The captain and the chief engineer of the ship told Xinhua News that the ship had been caught by a cyclone and it sank quickly. At least eight people have been rescued so far. Authorities said rescue work is hampered by strong wind and heavy rain, reported by Xinhua News. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus
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Death Toll Jumps to 345 in China's Yangtze River Capsizing

Death Toll Jumps to 345 in China's Yangtze River Capsizing

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Chinese state media say the death toll in the Eastern Star capsizing has risen to 345. Disaster teams have found hundreds more bodies after pulling the overturned river cruise boat upright with cranes and gradually raising it up from the gray currents of the Yangtze River. There are still nearly 100 missing. The boat with 456 overturned Monday night in what authorities have attributed to sudden severe winds. Fourteen people survived, including the captain and first engineer who have been placed under police custody. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/cae69a7523db45408eeb2b3a98c0c9c5/Article_2015-06-05-AS--China-Boat%20Sinks/id-7b28c7b4e3c74667a740f3fbcc31f6fe http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star

Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star

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Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star Yangtze ship disaster: Chinese salvagers right Eastern Star Chinese salvagers have fully righted the ship which capsized on the Yangtze River, on which more than 400 people are thought to have died. The Eastern Star overturned late on Monday after being caught in a storm. Just 14 of the 456 passengers and crew are known to have survived what looks set to be China's worst shipping disaster in more than 60 years of Communist rule. Authorities say the chances of finding anyone still alive were "slim". "In a situation in which the overall judgment is that there is no chance of people being alive, we could start the work of righting the boat," Transport Ministry Spokesperson Xu Chengguang had told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Rescue workers on the upturned hull, which was just barely visible over the brown waters of the Yangtze, were towered over by two cranes. Hooks were welded onto the ship and a net stretched around the entire structure in preparation for lifting it. SUBSCRIBE WORLD NEWS TAGS Yangtze Ship Disaster Chinese Salvagers Right Eastern Star China prepares to right capsized cruise ship; 360 still missing Rescuers right capsized Chinese ship on Yangtze River; 97 bodies found, hundreds still missing Yangtze sinking: 77 bodies recovered from capsized Eastern Star cruise ship Body count rises as Chinese rescuers right capsized cruise ship Eastern Star
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