July 29, 2012

China cancels waste project after protests turn violent

QIDONG, China -- Chinese officials cancelled an industrial waste pipeline project on July 28 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. Read more.

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