maglev protests

China’s Middle Class Derails New Link

Following protests by residents concerned over its environmental impact, Shanghai has canceled plans to extend the maglev train line to Hangzhou. The Australian looks at the impact of the new NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) movement...

Protests Suspend Work on Shanghai Maglev

In another sign of the growing power of popular protest in China, the mayor of Shanghai announced that the expansion of the Maglev train line will not be pursued, at least in the immediate future, following widespread middle...

Benjamin Read on Homeowners’ Protests in Shanghai

Ben L. Read, from the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa, has been researching grassroots organizing with a particular focus since 1999 on homeowners movements in China. In a Q&A over email with The...

NIMBY Comes to China – Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

In the Nation, Jeffrey Wasserstrom writes about the recent protests against the maglev trains in Shanghai: This is not the first time a novel mode of transportation has triggered a Shanghai protest. A century ago, rickshaw pullers smashed trams that threatened their livelihood. But as a longtime student of Shanghai protests, I can say with […]

Citizens Challenge New Maglev Route in Shanghai – Wu Jin

From Residents in Shanghai, whose communities may become neighboring blocks along a proposed maglev train route, are asking for more time to evaluate the project, the China Youth Daily reported on January 14. According to a public notice posted on the official website of the Shanghai Municipal City Planning Administration from December 29 to […]

Shanghai Residents Protest Controversial Maglev Project on Jan.6.

The news of Jan. 6 protests in Shanghai travels fast in Chinese cyberspace, even if the subject has now been banned by Internet police. It is hard not to notice similarities between this event and the Xiamen PX demonstrations in June 2007: both are inspired by the potential environmental danger of a large project, and […]



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