Asia Pacific In China, angry protesters force government to reconsider chemical plant

Environmental protests are spreading in China and are often successful in forcing authorities to reconsider their breakneck industrialization policies. But consultation is still lacking.

By , Staff Writer

Reuters

Five days of rowdy protests in a southern Chinese city against a planned chemical plant have forced the authorities onto the back foot and underscored that breakneck economic growth no longer rides roughshod over public opinion in the world's second largest economy.