Three Gorges Dam- Political Impacts

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Three Gorges Dam- Political Impacts

Positives

  • Gives Chinese Governement the image of power as a world player because its technically advanced.
  • Government actively tried to reduce the environmental impacts:

- To reduce pollution on the Yangtze River, more than 1,600 factories have been shut down in the area of the dam.

- Alloted $1.3 billion to geologically stabilise. 

Negatives

  • Government forced 1.3 million people to relocate.
  • The "model cities" the Chinese government planned to build for those relocated, are unrealistic and too expensive.
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