forced relocation

The Chinese authorities are forcibly constructing hydropower dams in the upper reaches of the Drichu (Ch: Jinsha) river, leading to the involuntary relocation and displacement of local Tibetans from their ancestral villages and centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. These large-scale dams are constructed in alignment with the objectives of the ‘West-East Electricity Transmission’ project. The electricity these dams produce will ultimately supply power to industrial cities in eastern China. 

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