On December 14 after the Xiamen PX District Environmental Assessment Forum was held, Xiamen city government deputy secretary-general Zhu Zilu was interviewed by Southern Weekend and he said that the ultimate fate of the PX project rests in the hands of the environmental assessment experts. The decision will be announced “late December, and early January by the latest.”
The PX project investor is Taiwan’s Xianglu Group and its chairman Yu Xinchang told Southern Weekend on the same day that this is a critical juncture and a clear conclusion will be known next week.
But Hong Kong’s Ta Kung Pao announced on December 18 that the Xiamen PX project will be relocated to the Gulei Peninsula in Zhangzhou city in deference to public opinion, and this changed the picture. [Full text]