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  1. 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 ...

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

    Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The rapid release of information on the project removes the need for a protest, police chief says Officials vow to stop rally over chemical plants The authorities in Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming, have attempted to thwart a big rally planned for Thursday to protest against a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in nearby Anning, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237131/officials-vow-stop-rally-over-kunming-petrochemical-plant
  3. City scraps waste pipeline after thousands protest

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam Fiona.tam@scmp.com A city in eastern China scrapped an industrial waste pipeline after tens of thousands of anti-pollution protesters ransacked the local government headquarters, clashed with riot police and tore off the shirt of a Communist Party boss. Computers were smashed, police cars overturned and police officers beaten up. Bloodied protesters were seen leaving ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008010/city-scraps-waste-pipeline-after-thousands-protest
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming to release environment report after protests over petrochemical plant

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... been subject to mass protests, state media said on Monday, as it hopes to head off further unrest ahead of a trade fair. An increasingly affluent urban population has begun to object to China’s policy of growth at all costs, which has fuelled the economy for three decades, with the environment emerging as a focus of concern and protests. There have already been two large protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252276/kunming-refinery-report-be-made-public
  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Happy Valley residents protest rollout of artificial grass plan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... is planning a protest with residents. "Filling the area with asphalt and plastic carpet is a very bad move." The Home Affairs Bureau decided in 2010 to triple the number of top-quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1195682/bid-stop-rollout-artificial-grass-plan
  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Visitors urged to tread lightly in newly famous Lung Mei beach

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Green groups urge public to tread lightly as crowds flock to coast's sealife attractions For Lung Mei beach, fame bringsa new disturbance The controversy over a stretch of coastline near Tai Po destined to become a man- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075171/visitors-urged-tread-lightly-newly-famous-lung-mei-beach
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar protesters defy orders to end mine rally

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 03:40pm by Associated Press in Monywa

    ... until the project is halted. The protesters, who have set up six camps at the site, say the Letpadaung mine near the town of Monywa is causing environmental, social and health problems. The protest is the latest example of increased activism by citizens since an elected government took over last year following almost five decades of repressive military rule. State television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1093036/myanmar-protesters-defy-orders-end-mine-rally
  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Protesters fighting Tolo Harbour beach marching against the tide

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Making waves against Tolo Harbour beach at such a late stage seems unlikely to bring results Protesters marching against the tide The battle to stop the construction of an artificial beach on Tolo Harbour escalated into a mass protest outside government headquarters yesterday. It is not difficult to understand why protesters took to the streets. Not only has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1075110/protesters-fighting-tolo-harbour-beach-marching-against-tide
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT: ANALYSIS

    Protests over industrial projects a challenge for China

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

    ... challenge Mainlanders are increasingly taking to the streets in protest over industrial development, a phenomenon analysts say is a serious challenge for local officials. In the latest case, big ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1073485/protests-over-industrial-projects-challenge-mainland-officials
  10. Business - Companies - ENVIRONMENT

    Merchants step up protest over Cathay Pacific's shark fin cargo ban

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Merchants step up protest over Cathay shark fin ban Shark fin merchants will stage their second protest in as many weeks today against Cathay ... "The ban will greatly harm our industry's reputation," Marine Products Association chairman Ricky Leung Lak-kee said. The protest will be held near the Admiralty offices of the Swire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1040926/merchants-step-protest-over-cathay-pacifics-shark-fin-cargo-ban

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