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Over the span of 7 years, watch the Three Gorges Dam change from “impenetrable” to “cannot have all hope placed on it”
2003: Three Gorges Dam impenetrable, can withstand a once in a 10,000 year flood.
2006: Three Gorges Dam able to withstand a once in a 100 year flood.
2010: Changjiang [Yangtze] Water Resources Commission: Cannot place all hope on the Three Gorges Dam.
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From Baidu Tieba:
Three Gorges Dam impenetrable, can withstand a once in a 10,000 year flood. 2003 June 1.
Three Gorges Dam starting this year can prevent a once in a 1000 year flood. 2007 May 8.
Three Gorges Dam able to withstand a once in a 100 year flood. 2008 October 21.
Changjiang Water Resources Commission: Cannot have excessive expectations of the Three Gorges Dam. 2010 July 20.
Comments from Tiexue: [no longer accessible]
Haha, a special characteristic, a special characteristic [of China].
Reduced by a factor of 10 each time!!!
A little interesting, louzhu is very clever, collecting so many years of news!
So many absurd things have happened in the past few decades, I wonder how future history books will be written, I wonder if we can see that day.
Just what the Three Gorges is like, I won’t say.
Different people have different views!
When it was being built, idealism guided thought. When it is being used, the concept was changed by realism. If God gets angry, the Three Gorges Dam’s’ functions can be reduced tenfold.
You can trust it or not, either way the Three Gorges Dam is there and doesn’t require you to trust it. Downstream there are hundreds of thousands of masses all depending on it, so are you unable to trust it even now?
7 of the 9 Three Gorges Dam outlets have already been opened, and in a few more days we will know, so pay attention to the follow-up report.
At least the trend [in reporting] is good, they are taking one step at a time towards the truth.
They said 1998 was a once-in-a-hundred-years flood, and now just after 12 years, there is yet another once-in-a-hundred-years flood. Ridiculous.
Propaganda necessarily contains exaggeration, but the benefits of the Three Gorges Dam is obvious.
I think the Three Gorges Dam Project was voted on by a show of hands at the National People’s Congress, and it should have already been obvious that there was a problem when over half of the irrigation experts did not raise their hands. I don’t know exactly if this project is good or bad, but I know that one, it is a waste of resources and two, it has ruined many historical sites. It seems today that this project really was just for the policy-makers to show off something great, always wanting to make some political achievement while they are in office that people will talk about, but without respecting the facts. If there some other problem happens again with the Three Gorges Dam this year, then it will truly go down in history in infamy.
Propaganda necessarily contains exaggeration. chinaSMACK personals.