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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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

    ... 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 that some demonstrators provoked police action by throwing rocks and water bottles at public facilities around 10.30pm on Sunday. The protesters were demonstrating against the addition of a 3.5 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Landfill, incinerator plans pass Legco's environmental affairs panel

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:57pm by Ada Lee

    ... subcommittee. Before the meeting, lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai protested outside with Sai Kung district councillors against the expansion of the landfill in Tseung Kwan O. His motion opposing expansion ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Governments toughen stance on environmental protesters amid Kunming, Chengdu actions

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Concerns over social stability sidelined as authorities view 'economic growth' as priority Governments toughen stance on 'green' protests Growth-obsessed local governments have become more sophisticated at handling rising environmental protests on the mainland, as recent cases against controversial chemical projects in southwestern cities Kunming ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heung Yee Kuk to petition, but not protest, outside Legco over park plan

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Rural powerbrokers plan rally in support of motion to keep enclave out of country park Kuk to petition, but not protest, outside Legco Rural powerbrokers ... into the Sai Kung East Country Park. But the group insisted the event would not be a "protest". At a kuk meeting yesterday, village representatives promised to mount a campaign in support ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Dozens hurt in big Hainan township power plant pollution protest

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Police arrest more than 100 demonstrators as thousands hit streets over pollution fears Dozens hurt in Hainan power plant protest Thousands of residents ... using bricks and stones, witnesses said. The protest was the latest since January against government plans to build a coal-fired power plant on the town's doorstep. As well as surrounding ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hundreds join second protest in Kunming over oil refinery

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter in Kunming

    ... Staff Reporter in Kunming Protesters in Kunming defy warnings by police, but disperse after question and answer session Oil refinery marchers go face-to-face with mayor Hundreds defied police orders and took to the streets of Yunnan's provincial capital Kunming yesterday to protest against an oil refinery project. Ignoring warnings that any gathering would be illegal, ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... with residents planning a large protest next week. An unnamed official in Yunnan's provincial capital told Xinhua that the government was still deliberating on the project, which involves ... the public remained wary and were rallying others to join a May 16 protest. "There is very little public confidence in the government," she said. "They are just trying to disorganise ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    'Hong Kong activist' arrested over village incinerator protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Police take hard line against trio accused of organising demonstration in Huizhou 'HK activist' arrested over village incinerator protest Guangdong police have arrested three activists, one of them a Hong Kong resident, for organising protests over a planned incinerator in Huizhou. The Huiyang district police bureau said in an online ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Protests predicted at Beijing's plan to add incinerators

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Jing Li

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government says sector will be worth trillions but activists warn move to burn mainland's rubbish mountains will leave residents fuming Protests seen at plan ... could lead to more mass protests as the public grows increasingly concerned about health impacts. The State Council announced on Sunday the environmental sector would become a "pillar ...




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