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China Battery Plant Protest Gives Voice to Rising Anger Over Pollution


Environment  (tags: world, pollution, protection, humans, environment, destruction, ecosystems, green, government )

Cal
- 344 days ago - uk.reuters.com
Hundreds of protesters gathered in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai on Saturday to oppose plans for a lithium battery factory, highlighting growing social tension over pollution



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Birgitta S. (216)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:33 am
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Isa Villanen (44)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thanks, Cal.
And about in time, too, these protesters raised their voices. China is one of the worlds largest pollution pushers as a country, Africa as a continent, India and USA are in the same category, unfortunately. It is a triumph for the Chinese to protest openly, and not get arrested. And they were doing it for a good cause. We need to go green in every country, and that is why the Kyoto Protocol was drafted for. Neither India, China or USA have not forced it to entry, and the pollution is in accordance, Batteries destroy the soil, if dumped into the ground, as they do in China in most places. We need to make this world a cleaner place, one country at a time.
 

Carol D. (98)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:53 pm
Yes good to see at last they are starting to sit up and take notice If they dont the pollution there will surely kill them
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
very good new, might just make a difference???
 

lee e. (114)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 2:48 pm
Corporate power is claiming worldwide objections, unfortunately from most of the people who cannot match industry's financial power to make their voice heard - perhaps more mass protests of this kind will bring about a global concern for the several delinquencies of corporations of all kinds for the preservation of the planet, global warming, environment and preservation of water and the regulation of air pollutants.
 

pam w. (187)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 4:29 pm
This is good news! Now...let's see how their government replies to it!
 

Anne F. (17)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 6:52 pm
People can push corporations to reduce pollution
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 9:30 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 10:27 pm
I hope these environmentally destructive factories/jobs, etc. don't end up back in the United States after being rejected abroad!
 

Anders Jonsson (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:53 am
It is good that they are reacting to the pollution of their environment.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 1:47 am
Noted, thanks!
 

Irene S. (56)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:32 am
It takes much more courage to protest in such countries. I wish they succeed!
 

Kimberly C. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:36 am
Good, important news. Thanks for sharing!
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:04 am
I am glad to see more people stand up for what is right.
 

Darren Woolsey (57)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:45 am
Thanks for sharing this. Petition time!

"Kunming's mayor, Li Wenrong, said on Friday that the government will halt the project if most citizens object to it, the official Xinhua news agency reported."
 

John S. (294)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 5:33 am
A strong middle class is what the need.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:12 am
Thank you.
 

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:32 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
 

Carol Dreeszen (368)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:49 pm
It's good to see the people of China raising their voices against their government policies too!
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:24 am
Good for them! Why should big business damage the environment and people's health and get away with it?

Businesses have a moral and social responsibility...They need to face up to it.
 
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