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Thousands in Wuhan Protest Against Waste Incineration

Zhuang Pinghui at Inkstone News reports that thousands of residents in Wuhan’s Yangluo subdistrict have taken to the streets to protest against the construction of a waste incineration plant near residential areas. The protests, which have been ongoing since the end of June, underscore the...

Environmental Activist Wu Dengming Dies

Founder of the Chongqing Green Volunteer League, Wu Dengming, who in his retirement organized no car days, tracked down pollution offenders, and risked his safety to film illegal logging in Sichuan forests, died at 73, according...

Foxconn Accused of Wastewater Pollution

Chinese environmental activist Ma Jun has accused two electronics manufacturers, including Apple supplier Foxconn, of environmental violations. From Paul Mozur and Eva Dou at The Wall Street Journal: The report, which was...

Souring on Shark Fin Soup

Shark fin soup, once considered by Chinese as a symbol of status and wealth and a must-serve at wedding banquets, is now receiving a cold welcome among the younger generation. From Bonnie Tsui at The New York Times: In 2006,...

Inside China’s “Cancer Villages”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Kaiman talks to residents of some of China’s hundreds of “cancer villages” about the obstacles to their efforts to seek redress: Yanglingang residents count their home as one of...

Who Will Save China’s Environment?

Following a number of recent protests against industrial pollution, an article in Nature magazine by environmentalist Qiang Wang looks at the role civil society will play in cleaning up China’s environment: Solutions must...

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