China to construct 3 more dams on the Brahmaputra

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    China builds dams on the Brahmaputra

    Beijing: China has approved construction of three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet in addition to the one being built, and much to the disquiet of India, it has not been informed about the plans so far. A document approved by the Chinese cabinet recently mentioned three dams to be built at Dagu, Jiacha and Jiexu on Brahmaputra, Indian officials here said.

    The document listing projects to be completed in China's 12th five year plan made a passing reference to the three dams without any details, they said. India has not been informed about the move so far, they said here. Asked about the plans to build the dams, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei told a media briefing here that "China has always taken a responsible attitude towards the development of cross border rivers".

    "Any new project has to go through scientific planning and study with consideration of the interests of lower and upper stream countries", he said. Brahmaputra river is known as as Yarlung Zangbo in China. Asked whether plans to build the dams have been approved and whether India and Bangladesh, which were lower riparian countries of the river, have been informed, Hong said he needs to get specific information.

    Beijing's decision comes at a time when India-China relations have improved considerably in all areas of cooperation and the two countries held lengthy round of the bilateral exchanges during National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon's visit here with his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo. Sharing of cross border river waters has figured in the discussions but apparently China has not informed India of its plans to build the dams.

    In his interactions with media after the talks, Menon has spoken about the two sides discussing water flows and China assurance that nothing what it is doing will affect the flows. The two again met on the sidelines of BRICS Security officials meet this month in New Delhi. The new projects were reportedly approved by China at the State Council or Cabinet meeting on January 23.

    China has already been building a 510 MW dam at Zangmu and one of the three dams were reportedly bigger than this. China has been arguing that its dams are run of the river designs, therefore would not be affecting the flows of the water.

    India has been expressing its concerns on this issue during the bilateral meetings. It figured during the then External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna's visit in last March. About India's concerns about Zangmu dam, Hong said at that time that the dam was not big enough to affect much of the flow to the lower riparian regions and China has not developed new hydro projects on the river.



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    China has approved construction of three more dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet in addition to the one being built, and much to the disquiet of India, it has not been informed about the plans so far.

    A document approved by the Chinese cabinet recently mentioned three dams to be built at Dagu, Jiacha and Jiexu on Brahmaputra, Indian officials here said.

    The document listing projects to be completed in China's 12th five year plan made a passing reference to the three dams without any details, they said.

    India has not been informed about the move so far, they said here.

    Asked about the plans to build the dams, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei told a media briefing here that "China has always taken a responsible attitude towards the development of cross border rivers".

    "Any new project has to go through scientific planning and study with consideration of the interests of lower and upper stream countries", he said.

    Brahmaputra river is known as as Yarlung Zangbo in China.

    Asked whether plans to build the dams have been approved and whether India and Bangladesh, which were lower riparian countries of the river, have been informed, Hong said he needs to get specific information.

    Beijing's decision comes at a time when India-China relations have improved considerably in all areas of cooperation and the two countries held lengthy round of the bilateral exchanges during National Security Advisor, Shivshankar Menon's visit here with his Chinese counterpart Dai Bingguo. Sharing of cross border river waters has figured in the discussions but apparently China has not informed India of its plans to build the dams.

    In his interactions with media after the talks, Menon has spoken about the two sides discussing water flows and China assurance that nothing what it is doing will affect the flows.

    The two again met on the sidelines of BRICS Security officials meet this month in New Delhi.

    The new projects were reportedly approved by China at the State Council or Cabinet meeting on January 23.

    China has already been building a 510 MW dam at Zangmu and one of the three dams were reportedly bigger than this.

    China has been arguing that its dams are run of the river designs, therefore would not be affecting the flows of the water.

    India has been expressing its concerns on this issue during the bilateral meetings.

    It figured during the then External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna's visit in last March.

    About India's concerns about Zangmu dam, Hong said at that time that the dam was not big enough to affect much of the flow to the lower riparian regions and China has not developed new hydro projects on the river.

    -PTI
     
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    Im sure the bangladeshis will be pleased.
     
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    hell yes, that's the only river which feeds them, they will certainly be pleased.
     
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    Another WMD in the making - @satish007 Guru, is it more formidable than H1N1 / Swine Flu ?
     
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    One has to wait and watch the effect on the lower riparians.
     
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    Re: China builds dams on the Brahmaputra

    I do not quite understand, the river has nothing relate to Ganges, and it goes to Bangladesh,
    why India concern, will it make more Bengali migrate to India?
     
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    Re: China builds dams on the Brahmaputra

    thanks to our beloved cpc gov....after considering the interests of lower and upper stream countries the only thing left will surely be the interests of chinese citizens....just let them die because of the lack of water and electricty.....
     
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    Divert Yarlung Zangbo to Xinjiang to turn desert into oasis!


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    It would provide good cover for the terrorists to hide!

    They will say nothing is impossible.
     
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    That mean more hans will move in and more money for every one including the minority.
    Nobody can refuse money, even god.
     
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    You are forgetting Ganga.
     
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    Han mentality is not the world's mentality who worship Money like Uncle Scrooge.

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    China has poured millions in Tibet, but still Buddha does not appear to be smiling!

    Quit dreaming and superimposing your mentality to understand the complexities of the world that surely appears beyond your comprehensive having been schooled in the Communist and Han ideology.
     
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    How many Uyghur have you spent time together? I worked with some of them for years! Yes, their attitude towards money is as same as Han, if not even more.

    How many tibetans have you been live with? There were some tibetans in my college, I happened to be classmates with some of them. Yes, their mentality is the same.

    Before 1970, Dailai could initiate a riot with hundreds of thousands tibetans under his flag. Today, his name could not encourage more than 200 people to fight. Money could not buy every tibetan, but it can buy most of them. That is good enough.
     
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    You may have lived and slept with Uighurs and Tibetan by the dozen.

    However, Allah and Buddha is more important to them respectively than anything else in the world.

    If it were not so, with China pouring in millions in money in Tibet and Xinjiang, they should have been bought over by money and not go hammer and tongs against the Chinese.

    BTW Losang Gyaltsen, the New Tibet Governor has also worked with many Chinese. He reports to Tibet’s top official, Communist Party chief Chen Quanguo, a position which traditionally has always been held by a Han Chinese rather than an ethnic Tibetan.

    Likewise it is in Xinjiang!

    I don't think Dalai Lama is causing Tibetans to create problems.

    Check why Tibetans self immolate.
     
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    India should tell UN that if China builds the 3 dams, then India would restart building the Kashmir Dams and make China's darling client state a dessert.
     
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    Ganga sustains Bangladesh... Brahmaputra devastates Bangladesh.

     
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    How many Uygur or tibens pick up weapon and start an insurgent war? 100? 200? or 800?

    As I said, you cannot buy everyone. But if the majority can be convinced that a better life is more important than the religion, that will be good enough.

    These people are buring for him. In 1959, just 9 years after they lost thousands of lives in the hand of PLA, there were still more 300000 men standed up fighting for him. Today, however, even after 100 self-immolation, there is still no big riot. It tells you how far most of tibetans would go for their god.
     
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    How these damns can affect north east India? Brahmaputra crosses Assam Valley before it enters B-desh.

    Declining the water's offer in the region, do they can compromise indian agriculture in region, as tea for instance?
     
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