China cancels waste project after protests turn violent




 
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China cancels waste project after protests turn violent
 
July 28th, 2012  
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China cancels waste project after protests turn violent
QIDONG, China (Reuters) - Chinese officials canceled an industrial waste pipeline project on Saturday after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied a government office in eastern China, destroying computers and overturning cars. The demonstration was the latest in a string of protests sparked by fears of environmental degradation and highlights the social tensions the government in Beijing faces as it approaches a leadership transition this year. It was also the second cancellation of an industrial project this month, as officials buckle under pressure from protests. ...




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