Will China Turn Its Back on International Standards in the Ilisu Dam?

(International Rivers Network, Berkeley, 2 December 2009) The Ilisu Dam on the Tigris is a primary example of a dam that violates international social and environmental standards. Western financiers pulled out of the project in summer, but China is now considering filling the gap. Such support would be a huge setback for the affected communities and international civil society, and would express contempt for the environmental standards which China has helped to establish.