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Protesters in Kunming and Chengdu Fight Pollution

On Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Kunming, Yunnan to protest plans by China National Petroleum Corporation to build a plant in a nearby town which would produce the hazardous chemical paraxylene (PX). From BBC: Some...

PX Protests, Hollow Victories and Forced Demolitions

Last weekend, following an increasingly familiar pattern, protests in the coastal city of Ningbo won the promised suspension of a controversial paraxylene (PX) plant. At China Media Project, David Bandurski discussed the role of...

Tenuous Calm After Pollution Protests (Updated)

AFP reports quiet in Qidong amid a heavy police presence following Saturday’s violent protests against a planned pipeline. “People don’t dare to go out in the streets today,” said a local resident, who...

Mixed Views & Fisticuffs Over Shifang Protests (Updated)

An online argument about environmental protests in Sichuan, which halted construction of a large molybdenum copper plant, reportedly spilled into a Beijing park on Friday. From Global Times: Wu Danhong, 33, an assistant...

Sichuan Environmental Protest Turns Violent (Updated)

Protesters gathered in the Sichuan city of Shifang on Monday to voice opposition to a planned molybdenum copper plant. The demonstration recalled last summer’s march against a chemical plant in Dalian, but this time...

The New Epicenter of China's Discontent

On August 14, about 12,000 people gathered in Dalian in a protest organized through online social networks to demand the closure of a dangerous chemical plant. The protests succeeded, and almost immediately, authorities...

Perspectives on Dalian

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Elizabeth Economy sees Sunday’s mass protests in Dalian as an encouraging sign that “once again civil society has emerged at the forefront of a push for political...

Protest Over Plant Shows Citizen Pressure on China

The recent train crash in Wenzhou showed the power of social media in China and its ability to overwhelm the traditional censorship mechanisms. The protests against a chemical factory in Dalian – which ultimately achieved...



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