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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com The bear-faced cheek of it: Lego protest hits Ani-Com Exhibitors from toy company Lego found themselves on thin ice yesterday when a polar bear visited their booth at the Ani-Com and Games Hong Kong in protest at the toymaker's "hypocritical" attitude to conservation. At first glance, Pauline the polar bear may look frighteningly real ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers in Lantau destroy mangrove in bid to halt 'protected status' plan

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... row raze mangrove Dozens of villagers in northern Lantau chopped down a mangrove near an ecologically sensitive bay yesterday to protest against a government move to zone areas on the fringes ... vice-chairman Daniel Lam Wai-keung showed up to support the villagers' protest yesterday. Green groups were outraged at the destruction of the mangrove. "I'm furious. ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... The Poyang project would involve building a series of sluice gates along a 3km stretch of the narrowest section of a channel that links the lake to the Yangtze. Green groups have been protesting ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Soft coral found living in Victoria Harbour points to cleaner water

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:56am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the coastline. The soft corals were found by Diaoyu Island activists last week in what they described as a trial outing aboard their fishing vessel the Kai Fung No 2, which took protesters ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says no waste plant without support after protests

    Posted May 11th 2014, 11:38am by Reuters, Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Reuters in Beijing and Zhuang Pinghui Police hunt for waste plant protesters Police in Zhejiang province are searching for suspects involved in Saturday's violent protest against a proposed huge waste incinerator. The city government of Yuhang said it would shelve plans to build the plant if it did not have popular support, following clashes that left at least 10 protesters ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. 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 ...




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