Dam Break Deepens Worries at the Three Gorges Dam; CCP Hints at Prisoner Exchange
On May 1, 2020, a dam wall collapsed at the Sardoba reservoir in the region of Sirdaryo in Uzbekistan. It happened after five days of storms, and just three years after its construction had been finished under a $23 million contract with China.
The case has symbolic significance in China, where it’s facing floods from its heaviest rainfall in over 70 years, and where a flood alert was just raised near the Three Gorges Dam.
And China is hinting at a prisoner exchange with Canada, suggesting they could free two Canadians for the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.