Expanding plants making the dangerous chemical paraxylene (PX) will no longer need ministerial approval - a move to cut red tape that could upset environmentalists and other opponents of the controversial facilities.Friday, 13 December, 2013, 3:35am 1 comment
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
Beijing stopped releasing statistics on mass protests several years ago to allay public concern, but a new official report indicates a sharp rise in the number of environmental protests in the most recent year for which figures have been kept.29 Oct 2012 - 2:44pm
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
Demonstrators clashed with riot police in central Ningbo yesterday, as protests against the proposed expansion of a Sinopec plant drew the largest crowds yet.28 Oct 2012 - 5:19am
More than a thousand people gathered in the eastern Chinese port city of Ningbo on Saturday to protest against plans to expand a petrochemical plant, highlighting a major challenge for the leadership as it readies for its once-in-a-decade power transition.
On Friday, protesters overturned a police car and attacked the police.27 Oct 2012 - 1:56pm 1 comment