Chinas Reach Worlds Dam Builder

December 19, 2012 - 2:33 AM
In this Oct. 6, 2012 photo, a man lights a handmade cigarette as his wife looks on near a dam construction site by China National Heavy Machinery Corporation on the Tatay River in Koh Kong province, some 210 kilometers (130 miles) west of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Up a sweeping, jungle valley in a remote corner of Cambodia, Chinese engineers and workers are raising a 100-meter-(330-foot) high dam over the protests of villagers and activists. Only Chinese companies are willing to tame the Tatay and other rivers of Koh Kong province, one of Southeast Asia’s last great wilderness areas. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)