Response to media query by Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in India Counselor Ji Rong on reports about China will develop hydropower projects in the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo River
2020/12/02

Q:It is reported that China will develop large scale hydropower projects in the downstream of the Yarlung Zangbo River,triggering concerns that China’s hydropower development will impact downstream countries. What is your comment?

A:China has always taken a responsible attitude towards the development and utilization of cross-border rivers, and adopts a policy that protection goes together with development. Any project will undergo scientific planning and demonstration with full consideration for the impact on the downstream areas and the interests of both upstream and downstream countries. At present, the downstream development of the Yarlung Zangbo River is still in the stage of preliminary planning and demonstration. There is no need to over-interpret it.

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