Dongzhou Power Station Opened in Spite of Bitter Protest – RFA Unplugged

Unlike in Xiamen, people power did not prevail in Dongzhou following over a year of protests against the construction of a power plant. From RFA, which includes interviews with local residents:

DongzhouThe villagers of appear to have been defeated. The Honghaiwan Power Station was inaugurated today with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. Some of the villagers tried to get close to the plant, clashing gongs in protest, but the police cordon around the area held. [Full text]

[Image: Map of Dongzhou, via www.gmwq.org]

January 8, 2008, 9:15 PM
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