The Three Gorges Dam is the international construction project to build the largest dam in the world to date. China's Yangtze River will be harnessed by an astounding feat of man's triumph over nature. The river itself, however, is among many who will be affected by this massive project. The Chinese government has many publics to answer to including domestic as well as international audiences. This project riddled with controversy has many years yet to endure until 2009, the expected finishing date. Environmentalists and humanitarians will be watching the outcome from afar as China finishes it's "next Great Wall." This website is intened to offer some insight into the public relations dilemmas that China is facing, as well as provide some history to how Chinese corporations have moved toward a more western approach in terms of public relations.
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3. David Coffey, "Coverage of China's Three Gorges Dam in the Globe and Mail and New York Times. Master's Thesis, University of Florida.
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1. Photo courtesy of www.PBS.org