» 07/05/2012, 00.00
Shifang: govt to pay medical expenses of people hurt in clashes
Residents took to the street to stop a polluting plant and won. All but six protesters arrested have been freed and the project has been scrapped. More and more Chinese are become civic minded.
Sichuan: residents stop the construction of a cancer-causing plant
After two days of demonstrations and clashes with police, the people of Shifang succeed in stopping the construction of a US$ 1.6 billion molybdenum-copper alloy plant. Party releases demonstrators arrested. Online, "people's patience" wears thin. "It is time for us to be independent," some say.
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China tries to cover up giant corruption scandal in Nepal
Nepali authorities detain 22 senior Nepali officials as well as 2 Chinese suppliers who worked with the state electricity company following an unprecedented operation by Anti-Corruption Commission. The identity of the Chinese company involved is still unknown, but Beijing is concerned the story might discredit its electrical product exports.
Chemical plant explodes in Henan: five dead, two missing and 100 injured
Blast occurred early this morning. Seven of the wounded are in serious conditions. Wild development, poor maintenance, non-application of safety standards, corruption among the causes of many accidents at work.
Popular protest makes government “move” polluting plant
The year-long peaceful protest by the people of Xiamen’s against a new petrochemical plant gets Beijing to move the planned plant to another site. For most people in China, pollution is a serious danger whilst authorities remain favourable to new industrial installation.
Guangdong, 1,000 people demonstrate against the construction of a chemical plant
The population of Maoming took to the streets to stop an industry of aromatic hydrocarbon, seen as a threat to the environment already plagued by rampant pollution. Meanwhile, also in the southern province, the village of Wukan returns to the polls to elect their leaders: but the government has arrested all possible opponents.
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