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Petrochemical plant

Beijing's increasingly heavy-handed response to maintain stability

Before the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, the most serious public incident in Chengdu was the protest against the setting up of a petrochemical plant in the suburbs of Pengzhou city. People answered blog calls and gathered "for a peaceful stroll" on May 4. That followed a number of anti-pollution protests in Xiamen.

Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 2:53am 4 comments

Hundreds join second protest in Kunming over oil refinery

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, they started congregating near the provincial government headquarters at about 10am despite a heavy police presence.

17 May 2013 - 11:26am

Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

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 , warning such a gathering would be illegal.

14 May 2013 - 4:41am