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    Protests over industrial projects a challenge for China

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to halt a 55.8-billion-yuan (HK$69.3 billion) expansion plan, Ningbo deputy mayor Chen Zhongchao spoke on Monday about the abandoned plan to increase production of toxic paraxylene, known as PX, which was the focus of public protests. Widely used in paint and plastics, PX can damage the central nervous system, liver and kidneys if inhaled in large quantities. Chronic exposure may ...

  2. Sinopec units sign supply contract

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... has agreed to buy from Zhenhai 30,000 tonnes of paraxylene (PX) this year, up to 250,000 tonnes next year and 300,000 tonnes in 2005. The procurement costs will not exceed 240 million yuan (HK$222 million) this year, two billion yuan next year and 2.4 billion yuan in 2005. PX is used in the production of purified terepthalic acid, which is then used to make textiles and plastic ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningbo activists seek big weekend protest over Sinopec plant expansion

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... the statement said. The government's pledges did nothing to ease residents' concerns. Of particularly concern is the production of paraxylene, known as PX, which is widely used in paints ... tonnes of PX a year. The Xinhua report said online postings had "demonised" PX, and claimed it was groundless to say PX would cause cancer. An IT engineer in Zhenhai, who requested ...

  4. News - China - CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

    Scuffles as Ningbo residents step up chemical plant protest

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... The Ningbo plant produces 500,000 tonnes of paraxylene, or PX, a year, which can damage the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. Chronic exposure can result in death. Xinhua said the expansion, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ningbo protests against growth at any cost

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Heed Ningbo call for change China's days of pursuing growth above all else are over. Protest upon protest over industrial projects that citizens see as damaging to health and the environment make that plain; people are no longer willin ...

  6. Sinopec plans China's biggest refinery

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... capacity and facilities capable of churning out one million tonnes of paraxylene, a chemical used to make polyester. The second phase includes 20 million tonnes of oil refining capacity ...

  7. Investment in Sinopec's refining project rises

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... labour and raw materials costs, although the addition of a 700,000 tonne-a-year paraxylene facility also played a lesser role,' the spokeswoman said. Paraxylene is a base chemical used ...

  8. Sinopec unit keeps off stock, property forays

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... oil prices and sustained fuel price control. It hopes to reduce earnings volatility by investing 3.6 billion yuan in a 600,000 tonne a year paraxylene plant and a 150,000 tonne a year carbon-5 ...

  9. Pollution fears spark outcry on refinery project

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... construction of a giant petrochemical plant - with a 108 billion yuan price tag and expected to produce 800,000 tonnes of paraxylene a year - in their city because of environmental fears. Plans ...



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