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China is rushing to build a new generation of super-dams on its rivers. The Daily Telegraph was the first Western news organisation to be given access to one of these mega-projects in Yunnan province....
Following the completion of the Three Gorges dam in 2005, Beijing appeared to shy away from approving new hydroelectric "mega-projects" amid concerns about the environmental and human cost and the safety of building dams in earthquake-prone regions.
But campaigners say the race for China's rivers is now gaining momentum once again, as authorities battle to meet soaring energy demand while simultaneously slashing carbon emissions by making 15 per cent of its energy "clean" by 2020.