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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 13, 2012
With large-scale protests over environmental concerns increasing in size and frequency, China’s leaders are under pressure to find ways to ease public concerns about industrial pollution. On the sidelines of the 18th Party...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 3, 2012
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 7, 2012
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...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 2, 2012
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...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 15, 2011
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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