CIIC:Today's featured article/March 11, 2009

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An overview of Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges project was initially envisaged in 1918 by Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of China's democratic revolution. And after more than half a century's debates and investigation, it was finally approved in 1992 by the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature. It is schemed to function in flood control, generate clean energy and benefit shipping, with flood control as its major effect. Except for a planned ship lift, all the original plan of the project was accomplished on October 30, 2008, when the 26th generator was put to commercial operation. (More...)