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  1. The people have spoken

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the protest said few demonstrators had even heard of the toxic chemical called paraxylene, of which the company produces 700,000 tonnes a year, before last week's scare. The chemical, commonly known as PX, is widely used in paints and plastics. Although scientists can't definitively say whether the chemical is a carcinogen, they say it can damage the central nervous system, liver ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976648/people-have-spoken
  2. News - China

    Factory smoke clouds China pollution pledges

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 11:49am by Agence France-Presse in Dalian

    ... forcing residents to be evacuated and raising fears of a toxic spill. The factory produced paraxylene, or PX, a flammable carcinogenic liquid used to make polyester films and fabrics. Authorities pledged to shut the plant and move it to a remote location, while the company, Dalian Fujia Dahua Petrochemical, agreed to “immediately carry out work to stop the PX project”, the Dalian Daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1130848/factory-smoke-clouds-china-pollution-pledges
  3. Business - China Business

    China express firms opt for self pick-up outlets to save on costs

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... firms SF Express, ZTO Express and 4PX Express in the arrangement. Taobao feels logistics is a key issue in overseas markets along with cross-border payments, says Teddy Lui, head of Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1587423/china-express-firms-opt-self-pick-outlets-save-costs
  4. Business - Commodities - CHEMICALS

    Refiner may spend 20b yuan on project

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... billion yuan (HK$25.3 billion) on a one million tonne paraxylene project that could reduce the country's reliance on imports of the raw material for making polyester. Shanghai Petrochemical is the largest producer of paraxylene on the mainland, with annual capacity of 800,000 tonnes. "The demand for paraxylene is very big," said Wang Zhiqing, the company's chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1302882/refiner-may-spend-20b-yuan-project
  5. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Hangzhou riot shows once public trust is lost, it is hard to win back

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:18am by Alice Yan

    ... that is said to have benefitted from relatively competent officials and transparent governance. But the reality may be less sanguine. Plans to build a paraxylene plant in Ningbo triggered public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1513881/hangzhou-riot-shows-once-public-trust-lost-it-hard-win-back
  6. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news-round-up- April 18, 2014

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:00am

    ... Bulletin Public mistrust on PX is justified by history of corporate secrecy |Source: China Dialogue China's film-makers need to confront country's past- Oliver Stone |Source: The Guardian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1486654/posts-daily-china-news-round-april-18-2014
  7. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Hong Kong tanker catches fire after crash off Busan; 91 rescued

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... Firefighters brought the blaze under control at about 10am. About 4,000 tonnes of the chemicals paraxylene and acrylonitrile were lost in the blaze. All 27 crew members on the tanker were rescued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1392664/hong-kong-tanker-catches-fire-after-crash-busan-91-rescued
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningbo petrochemical factory protesters win pledge to halt project

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Ningbo

    ... Associated Press in Ningbo Expansion of petrochemical factory will no longer go ahead after thousands take to the streets Victory for Ningbo factory protesters as plans halted Thousands of protesters who marched yesterday against the expansion of a petroc ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1072078/ningbo-petrochemical-factory-protesters-win-pledge-halt-project
  9. Plant stays open as riot police deployed

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a toxic-spill scare. However, Reuters, citing industry sources, reported that the plant, which produces 700,000 tonnes of paraxylene a year, was still operating as usual despite the order. 'The ... of the country's leading importers of naphtha, was receiving normal shipments. It uses Naphtha as a feedstock for producing paraxylene, a toxic petrochemical used in paints and plastics. A Beijing-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976294/plant-stays-open-riot-police-deployed
  10. Forced to act

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Liu March 105 Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) delegates, led by Xiamen University chemistry professor Zhao Yufen , petition against the PX plant March-May Petitions by the CPPCC delegates and Xiamen residents are ignored. A public protest is planned for June 1. May 30 The Xiamen city government suddenly says the plans are on hold. June 1-2 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619663/forced-act

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