Protests in the southern coastal city of Lianyungang earlier this month have lead to the...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 11, 2016
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 30, 2013
In 1997, widespread protests against a paraxylene (PX) plant in Xiamen, Fujian forced officials to change their plans and launched the NIMBY movement in China. The plant was moved to inland Zhangzhou, and was completed and...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 15, 2013
After three successive days of demonstrations (see pictures at Tea Leaf Nation and Global Voices), protesters in Jiangmen, Guangdong won a written guarantee on Monday that a planned uranium processing plant nearby would not go...
by Samuel Wade | May 31, 2013
While Kunming authorities won praise for their handling of demonstrations against a nearby PX plant early this month, subsequent episodes have driven them to unusual and illegal measures against further protest. Real-name...
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 28, 2012
Riots broke out in the Jiangsu city of Qidong on Saturday during protests against a pipeline which locals feared would pollute the nearby coastline. From Peter Parks at AFP: Following the clashes, the local police said in their...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 12, 2012
Now that the protests over a proposed molybdenum copper plant in Shifang, Sichuan have been resolved, observers are focusing on how government controls over information sparked or exacerbated the situation and on the long-term...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 4, 2012
The planned copper plant in Sichuan Province over which protesters and riot police clashed earlier this week has been cancelled, and those detained during the confrontation released. From Keith Bradsher at The New York Times:...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 22, 2009
Residents of Panyu, Guangdong, are protesting plans to build a garbage incinerator in their city, and the actions are being tweeted live at the hashtag #pylj. @ellachou is translating many of the tweets into English. Photos have...
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