A demonstrator holds up a sign depicting Dalian's rejection of PX, or paraxylene, the toxic chemical made at a plant 20 kilometres upwind from the city. Photo: AP
A demonstrator holds up a sign depicting Dalian's rejection of PX, or paraxylene, the toxic chemical made at a plant 20 kilometres upwind from the city. Photo: AP

Fears over expanded paraxylene projects as Beijing decentralises approval process

The government will give local authorities the power to approve the expansion of plants producing the hazardous chemical paraxylene

A demonstrator holds up a sign depicting Dalian's rejection of PX, or paraxylene, the toxic chemical made at a plant 20 kilometres upwind from the city. Photo: AP
A demonstrator holds up a sign depicting Dalian's rejection of PX, or paraxylene, the toxic chemical made at a plant 20 kilometres upwind from the city. Photo: AP
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