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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... perceived harmful pollutants have caused authorities to cancel plans to build facilities in a number of cities, Xiamen, Ningbo and Dalian among them. Authorities in Maoming in Guangdong now face ... of the likely objections, authorities had first gone on a media offensive to convince residents of the benefits of expanding the Maoming plant, operated by the local government and the state-run oil ...

  2. News - China - PROTEST

    Shenzhen becomes third city to join protests over Maoming chemical plant

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 02:37pm by He Huifeng, Li Jing

    ... He Huifeng and Li Jing Demonstrations against Maoming chemical plant spread to third city, as authorities admit police injured protesters but deny 15 were killed Shenzhen joins PX plant protests Demonstrations against a planned chemical plant in the Guangdong city of Maoming have spread to Shenzhen. About 20 protesters braved heavy rains to stage a rally in Shenzhen yesterday, ...

  3. News - China - PROTEST

    People in Maoming and Shenzhen stage fresh protests over planned PX plant

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 03:35am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Hundreds demonstrate in Maoming and Shenzhen against proposal; school pupil and parents asked to sign pledge not to join in Protests over PX plant bid continue Several hundred people in Maoming in southern Guangdong staged another rally yesterday against a proposed chemical plant, with the public still apparently deeply distrustful of assurances from ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:11am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Mistrust of local officials raises ire of protesters Maoming residents protesting against a proposed petrochemical project in the southern Guangdong city greeted local officials' vow to solicit public feedback with scepticism. The city government of Maoming- buffeted by corruption scandals- has resorted to violence to disperse peaceful protesters, ...

  5. News - China Insider - ENVIRONMENT

    Violence, arrests in Guangdong city of Maoming as locals rally against petrochemical plant

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 02:18pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Sunday rally against a petrochemical plant in the southern Chinese Province of Guangdong was instigated by “a group of outlaws,” the Maoming city ... of blood on the southern city’s streets. The participants in the protest speak of arbitrary violence by members of the police against peaceful demonstrators. The Maoming government said on Monday ...

  6. News - China - HEALTH

    Maoming officials vow petrochemical plant will be shelved if public opposes it

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:13pm by Adrian Wan

    ... demonstrations in Maoming, Guangdong province, against a controversial petrochemical plant, the city’s officials now say the plan will not proceed if most people clearly opposed it. The public’s concern ... Hundreds protest against chemical plant in China's Maoming city Residents should express their opinions “rationally and collectively to maintain social stability”. The protesters were ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    New probe of Maoming city's massive graft scandal

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... of Maoming city's graft scandal The Communist Party's top graft-busting agency recently sent dozens of disciplinary officials to Maoming , Guangdong, to reopen an investigation ... for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) stationed a task force of more than 70 graft-busters in Maoming last month in order to review the wide-ranging corruption case triggered by the downfall ...

  8. Vice-mayor detained as graft crackdown spreads

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng The anti-corruption storm that battered Guangdong last year is continuing to rage, with a number of senior officials in the southwestern city of Maoming being investigated ... The report did not explain why it had taken almost three months for the investigation to be made public. Yang's profile has been removed from the Maoming government website, and the city ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... With the current outcry over a proposed PX facility in Maoming in southern Guangdong province, one aspect of the affair bears closer examination. It reflects how propaganda authorities work to give the public a misleading impression about a hot-button topic, all in the name of bearing witness to the truth. Some internet users on the mainland said last week that since the Maoming protests began, ...

  10. Corruption at the top puts Maoming in the spotlight

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Maoming, Guangdong. State media reported earlier this month that Luo Yinguo, the city's Communist Party boss, had been arrested for alleged corruption, two days after the Lunar New Year ... officers from cities such as Maoming, Foshan, Shanwei and Shantou being detained. Maoming, one of the largest petrochemical production bases in western Guangdong, is merely the latest scandal hot ...




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