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...
Mar 6, 2008
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...
Feb 28, 2008
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...
Jan 25, 2008
The Washington Post is the latest to report on the anti-Maglev train protests in Shanghai (the report includes video): The sudden “strolls” by thousands of office workers, company managers, young families and the...
Jan 24, 2008
Below is Al Jazeera’s report on the Shanghai residents’ protests againt Maglev trains. AI Jazeera says that “China’s Mag-lev is one of the fastest trains in the world – travelling at over...
Jan 18, 2008
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 […]
Jan 16, 2008
From China.org.cn: 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 […]
Jan 14, 2008
These are some excerpts on the anti-Maglev demonstrations in Shanghai over the past two weeks. These different voices are from the bolder media (Southern Metropolis Daily), Shanghai netizens, and newspapers controlled by Shanghai authorities. The first one is an editorial in Southern Metropolis Daily on Jan. 14, 2008, translated by CDT: Editorial: Taking a Walk […]
Jan 13, 2008
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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