Jul 29, 2012

China cancels waste project following protest

Chinese officials have canceled plans for an industrial waste project in the coastal city of Qidong. The action comes after more than 1,000 demonstrators gathered in the streets to protest plans. They pushed cars over and invaded government offices. Local officials released a statement on Saturday, saying the project have been canceled after protesters clashed with police. The project involved a pipeline that would have emptied industrial waste from a nearby paper factory into the sea. Protests against project that harm the environment have increased in China. 30 years of unrestricted industrial expansion in the country have resulted in several cases of mass poisonings and health scares.    

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My opinion/thought on this news
The paper factory is managed by a Japanese company, so I am a little bit afraid that this movement might lead an anti-Japan movement.

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