Ningbo protest

Fifty detained in China pollution protests

Police look out from the city government offices in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, on Monday after thousands of locals clashed with police during a protest at the construction of a chemical plant. Photo: AFP

China’s eastern city of Ningbo detained more than 50 people over violent protests last week that successfully blocked a planned chemical plant, state media said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012, 8:54pm

Ningbo protests against growth at any cost

The backbone of the new affluent China.

China's days of pursuing growth above all else are over. Protest upon protest over industrial projects that citizens see as damaging to health and the environment make that plain; people are no longer willing to put up with pollution and the consequences.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:04am 3 comments

Ningbo petrochemical factory protesters win pledge to halt project

Demonstrators march against the plant. One resident said the crowd did not believe the government would halt the project. Photo: Reuters

Thousands of protesters who marched yesterday against the expansion of a petrochemical factory in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, won a pledge from the local government that the project would be halted.

29 Oct 2012 - 5:01am