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Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

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Oct. 12, 2004
9:00am – 11:00am

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, will speak at the Wilson Center's China Environmental Forum on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. Yongchen will talk about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Yongchen coordinated a massive campaign that has temporarily halted construction of 13 dams on the Nu ("Angry") River. For her work, she won the Conde Nast Traveler Environmental Award, a prize of $20,000 given to individuals for extraordinary efforts to protect the environment.

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Wang Yongchen

Reporter and Producer, China National Radio; Founder, Green Earth Volunteers
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