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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Zhangzhou chemical plant blast highlights safety fears

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 04:55pm by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Explosion during testing comes on same day party paper played down dangers of industry PX plant blast highlights safety fears A paraxylene (PX) plant exploded ... no reported casualties or toxic leaks, it is likely to renew safety and environmental concerns over the country's PX plants. Such facilities have been a growing target of protests, despite ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Fears over expanded paraxylene projects as Beijing decentralises approval process

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 09:06am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The government will give local authorities the power to approve the expansion of plants producing the hazardous chemical paraxylene Ministry set to cut PX plant red tape Expanding plants making the dangerous chemical paraxylene (PX) will no longer need ministerial approval- a move to cut red tape that could upset environmentalists and other opponents ...

  3. News - China - INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

    People's Daily says chemical paraxylene is no more harmful than coffee

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com People's Daily says the public has exaggerated the dangers of projects using paraxylene, but its article fuels concern over petrochemicals Controversial chemical 'no more harmful than coffee' The People's Daily ran a lengthy article yesterday saying paraxylene (PX) is no more harmful to people than coffee, in an apparent bid ...

  4. Business - Commodities - PETROCHEMICALS

    Far Eastern looks west for growth

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... of the cheapest sources of energy. It changes a lot". He said the US plants, if they go ahead, would produce paraxylene (PX) and purified terephthalic acid (PTA). PX is the main feedstock for PTA, ... 26 million tonnes last year. The price of chemical raw materials such as PX and PTA fell 3.1 per cent in the first quarter of this year from last year, according to the mainland's ...

  5. News - China - PROTEST

    Kunming residents rally against chemical plant

    Posted May 04th 2013, 08:32pm by He Huifeng

    ... the refinery opens, production of potentially hazardous paraxylene (PX) will follow. Watched by police, protesters gathered in a central street wearing masks and holding placards with slogans such as "PX … Get out of Kunming". A witness said the protest broke up without incident. Protesters planning to demonstrate in Chengdu and nearby Pengzhou, the site of a planned PX plant, were ...

  6. News - China

    Kunming activists told to call off protest during China-South Asia Expo

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... and a related paraxylene (PX) factory in nearby Anning was ignored. PX is an industrial chemical that is dangerous if inhaled or absorbed. Mainland media have also reported a ban on the sale of T-shirts ... of the refinery and PX project. A Kunming resident said his employer had asked him to sign a letter saying he would not join any rally on June 6. It had made no such demand before earlier protests. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming residents sceptical after 'chemical plant still at planning stage'

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, He Huifeng

    ... the production of paraxylene (PX), a potentially hazardous petrochemical used to make fabrics. "No decision has been made yet," the official said. Mandy Zhou, a 30-year-old of Kunming, said ... Li Jing and He Huifeng Kunming authorities say they are still deliberating on plans to build PX plant, but doubts are raised by papers contradicting them Chemical plant vowmet ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in Kunming against the production of paraxylene (PX), a chemical used in making fabrics and plastic bottles, at the planned plant. Organisers have taken to the internet to call for the next protest ... banning any protests during the period of the trade fair, due to run from June 6-10. Li urged people not to take to the streets. “While a small number of people have [strong] opinions about the PX ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... groups rally against plant Environmental campaigners in Yunnan hope to rally in the provincial capital Kunming to protest against a planned petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... in Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming, have attempted to thwart a big rally planned for Thursday to protest against a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in nearby Anning, ... Teachers were asked to make sure their students understood the issue. Kunming mayor Li Wenrong promised on Friday that the government would call off the PX project if most residents opposed it. ...




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