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Booming China shows off its 220 mph train

China rolled out its fastest train yet on Tuesday and announced that the Three Gorges Dam, the world's biggest hydroelectric project, is now generating electricity at maximum capacity — engineering triumphs that signal the nation's growing ambitions as its economy booms.Full story

China flooding kills dozens more

  Torrential rains continue in China – threatening lives and forcing authorities to close shipping locks on the massive Three Gorges Dam. NBC News Adrienne Mong reports from Beijing.

China’s plan for Three Gorges’ water level stalls

Plans to raise the water level behind China's massive Three Gorges dam to full capacity this month — which would mark the symbolic culmination of the decades-old project — are stalled. Full story

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  China flooding kills dozens more

Torrential rains continue in China – threatening lives and forcing authorities to close shipping locks on the massive Three Gorges Dam. NBC News Adrienne Mong reports from Beijing.

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In this Tuesday, July 20, 2010 file photo released by China's Xinhua news agency, journalists take photos as flood water is released from the Three Gorges Dam's floodgates in Yichang, in central China's Hubei province. China's claims that its massive Three Gorges Dam can withstand the worst floods o

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