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Second blaze at PetroChina plant

A fire broke out yesterday morning at a PetroChina refinery in Dalian, Liaoning, as it was about to resume full operation following a blaze last month, state media reported.

Tuesday, 30 August, 2011, 12:00am

The people have spoken

The spontaneous and peaceful protest against a toxic chemical plant in Dalian on Sunday was a landmark success, and the first time that many of the tens of thousands of protesters who took part had engaged in such an act of defiance.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dalian protest can serve as a catalyst

There is nothing more telling about how a city is being run than when tens of thousands of angry people pack its central square, demanding authorities shut down a petrochemical plant on their doorstep.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Plant stays open as riot police deployed

Riot police and paramilitary squads were out in force in Dalian yesterday after more than 10,000 residents took to the streets on Sunday to protest against a chemical plant.

Images circulated on the internet of a large number of paramilitary police from elsewhere in Liaoning province entering the city in the morning and many awaiting orders at high school sports grounds.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dalian protest 'won't be the last'

The mass protest in Dalian over a toxic chemical spill scare was an urgent wake-up call to the Chinese authorities about rising public environmental awareness, which looks set to lead to more protests over pollution fears, analysts said.

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Dalian plant to relocate after thousands protest

Authorities in Dalian, Liaoning province, have ordered the immediate shutdown and swift relocation of a controversial chemical plant.

The radical move came after tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest about the threat of pollution.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Chemical plant at centre of suspicion

The Dalian city government's offer to consider relocating a controversial petrochemical plant that narrowly averted a major chemical spill during a typhoon last week has been met with growing public suspicion that the rare concession is only a last-ditch effort to stifle calls for protest rallies today.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Carrier on maiden voyage

China's first aircraft carrier set sail on its long-awaited maiden voyage yesterday, signifying a milestone in its ambition of developing a blue-water navy.

The former Soviet vessel Varyag left its shipyard in Dalian in the northeastern province of Liaoning to start its first sea trial in the northern waters of the Yellow Sea.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

City may move chemical plant over spill fear

The authorities in Dalian are mulling the relocation of a controversial petrochemical plant at the centre of a toxic spill scare, after angry residents threatened to take to the streets over mounting safety and environmental fears, state media reported.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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Industry code meant to help telecom customers

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am