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  1. 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

    ... demanding authorities scrap the plan to build a 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant. A similar protest, joined by about 200 people, was staged in Guangzhou on Tuesday. PX ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463810/shenzhen-becomes-third-city-join-protests-over-maoming-chemical-plant
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434452/sinopec-units-sign-supply-contract
  3. News - China - HEALTH

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

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

    ... demonstrating against the proposed addition of a 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant to the city’s existing petrochemical operations jointly run by the local government ... of Sinopec Engineering, told China Daily more should be done to inform the public of the environmental effects of PX as it was a necessary component of industry. Paraxylene is a chemical essential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1462405/maoming-officials-vow-petrochemical-plant-will-be-shelved-if-public
  4. Taizhou still promoted for chemical plant

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of ethylene and 2.4 million tonnes of paraxylene (PX) a year, according to Taizhou media. But city residents have been putting postings online and sending mobile phone messages urging people to take action to ensure the project stays out of Taizhou. They said the government should not pursue economic gains at the expense of the environment. 'Paraxylene is highly dangerous and can cause ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656148/taizhou-still-promoted-chemical-plant
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230117/hundreds-protest-against-proposed-chemical-plant
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Mistrust of Maoming officials raises concern of chemical plant protesters

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

    ... "The mayor of Maoming has yet to respond to our demands." Protests broke out on Saturday against the proposed addition of a 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) paraxylene (PX) plant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1463389/mistrust-maoming-officials-raises-concern-px-protesters
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1247700/kunming-activists-told-call-protest-during-china-south-asia-expo
  8. Over a thousand protest over chemical plant in east China

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 01:46pm by Reuters in Ningbo

    ... Corporation in the district of Zhenhai. “PX...Get out of Ningbo!” read one placard, in a reference to the chemical paraxylene, which the protesters said was a carcinogen. The protests come just two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1071070/over-thousand-protest-over-chemical-plant-east-china
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232587/kunming-residents-sceptical-after-chemical-plant-still-planning-stage
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252276/kunming-refinery-report-be-made-public

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