China: Mass protests challenge polluters
Resistance to rapid industrialization by poisonous industries led to pitched battles between residents and police in many cities

Reid Ross, Alexander

Publisher:  Climate & Capitalism
Date Written:  07/04/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16133

In spite of a media blackout, protests in the Chinese city of Maoming against a PX (paraxylene) plant have proceeded for the past week. In March 2014 a thousand citizens took to the streets in protest, followed a few days later by 20,000 occupying the area around the government building.

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