The suspended controversial Xiamen city PX plant probably will not become a landmark wherever it finally stands, but it may have helped lay a cornerstone that boosts ordinary Chinese people’s participation in policy making.
The authorities in Xiamen, east China’s Fujian Province put a paraxylene (PX) plant project, earmarked for Haicang District 16 kilometers from the city center, on hold on May 30 last year.
The decision came after huge pressure from citizens opposed to the project who said it was polluting and potentially dangerous. [Full Text]
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