National leaders everywhere are caught between their personal interests, citizens interests, and the nation as a whole's interest. Often something from each of those interests must be sacrificed for the benefit of the others. That balance is always a difficult one. From a distance it looks like he is doing what he can under the circumstances.
The people of China have long been their own worst enemy and the worst threat against China as a whole. They have again pumped out babies at an unsustainable rate and the one child policy isn't followed everywhere and it was too late anyway. China is again drowning in excess people and that jeopardizes the people, China, and the now with globalism the world.
The new dam will help with water and power but if babies continue to be spewed out stupidly even that benefit will ultimately be overwhelmed. Tripling rice yields in the early 1970's saved China from starvation then but it stupidly tripled its population since and ate up that benefit.
For decades I studied philosophies, cultures, and social institutions. I began that because of confusion resulting from my military experience under the shadow of neo-Marxist anti-military and anti-capitalism indoctrination in the universities.
I continue a forty year quest wading through the huge pile of stinking crap a wide variety of bigots piled on top of truth hiding it from nearly everyone's view. The pile was made by blaming people they don't like while excusing people they do like regardless of where the fault really lies.