Chinese affected by Three Gorges Dam
2 November 2012 Last updated at 03:19 GMT
China's ruling Communist Party is about to hold a congress where its next generation of leaders will be unveiled.
BBC correspondents have been reporting live from different parts of the country looking at the challenges these new leaders will face over the next 10 years.
Martin Patience travelled to the Three Gorges Dam to see the giant hydropower project and meet the people its construction affected.