Kachin villagers inside Burma resist the building of the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam through open letters, prayer ceremonies, and directly appealing to the military regime's Northern Commander. The video includes interviews with farmers as well as footage of ongoing logging and construction. Kachin audio with Burmese subtitles. Produced in March 2010.

 On October 9, 2009 the Tanghpre Village Women’s Group made a public appeal to the military’s top official for Kachin State concerning the imminent construction of the Irrawaddy Myitsone Dam. The footage shows a representative of the group telling the Northern Commander "We do not want to move."

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Going Global: An Introduction to China's Overseas Dam Industry

More and more dams around the world are being built by Chinese institutions. China's overseas dam industry is now involved in over 200 big dams and these projects often pose enormous environmental and social risks.

In this flash video, International River introduces some of the Chinese companies and financiers involved in dam building overseas, their overseas projects, and why it is important for these companies, as it is for dam builders everywhere, to adopt international standards in their overseas projects. View this page in: Chinese

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