China halts wastewater pipeline project after mass protests over pollution concerns
Beijing, July 29 (ANI): Chinese authorities have said that a project to build a wastewater pipeline in the city of Qidong has been scrapped after protests over pollution concerns.
According to The BBC, demonstrators said that the pipeline, proposed as part of a paper making company, would pollute their coastal waters.
Demonstrators took to the streets and ransacked local government offices.
Thousands of protesters overturned cars, stormed the local government offices and threw documents from the windows.
China has seen rising anger over environmental damage after three decades of rapid economic growth.
Earlier this month, plans for a copper plant in Sichuan province was halted after thousands of protestors clashed with police.
Analysts said that this is a measure of social tensions in China as the Communist Party prepares for a leadership transition later this year. (ANI)
Read More: China | B.t.project | A.c.company | China Nandigama | China Garlapadu | Maruthanathi-project | China Dhab | B.s.city R.s. | B.s.city Plant | Baliaguri | Arjunbera | Barajuri | Ghatsila | Edelbera | Kendadih | Karaduba | Haldajuri | Jhantijharna | Pungora | Bareda
7 ROB ATM MACHINE FILLED WITH CASH
June 18, 2013 at 8:35 PM
SALWA JUDUM SPO BRUTALLY BEATEN UP BY POLICE OFFICER (NNIS SPECIAL)
June 18, 2013 at 8:25 PM
BJP SAYS, IT IS SETTING THE AGENDA FIRST FOR DELHI POLLS
June 18, 2013 at 8:19 PM