Sunday, June 19, 2011
Will the Chinese Communist Party Fall on the Three Gorges Dam?
I had a rough day in Mey Avivim, the Tel Aviv Water Corporation. It was their first day in their new offices in Europe House and were most unhappy: the windows open at passerby foot level. Basically, they are buried underground. My mind, trying to escape from reality, focused on the Three Gorges Dam, the largest civil engineering project in the world. As known, China is undergoing a very severe drought and a possible climate change. It is serious. Chinese politicians are smelling an issue and ganging on the Communist Party. That is, the Communist Party appeared firmly united behind the decision to build that monstruous structure, but watching the standing order at the inauguration ceremomy, some Chinologist think that there have been internal differences. Now, that there is a problem with water, we are hearing noise regarding the wrongness of the dam and it may become a central issue against the ruling clique. The dam cannot be closed down to quiet down the "green" protest like say, the German nuclear power industry. It is a colossal mountain of concrete, it cannot be hidden or talked away, it stands there and those who built it are forced to defend it. The fact that the Communist Party of China is NOT defending it nor explaining, may mean that there are real problems we dont know of as of now. Their silence is deafening.
This Israeli Water Engineer says: This is serious. It has the potential to cause the fall of the Chinese Communist Party's ruling clique. Two more years of low rainfall and Heaven's verdict will be clear to all: Heaven has retired their legitimacy to rule. Pic.: Mr Wen Jiabao.