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

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
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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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  • Reporter and Producer, China National Radio; Founder, Green Earth Volunteers
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