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Monday, March 3, 2008

China Protests on Factory

From the Washingtonpost - In China, Protesters Clash With Police Over Dangerous Factory. Massive protests in several cities about a chemical plant. Here is more information on what was going to be produced in the plant People vs. chemical plant -- china.org.cn.

Interesting Points:
1. Factory was going to be located in an area with residential buildings.
2. Property values decreased after the building was announced in the area.
3. Blogging and Cell Phones were used for organizing opposition.
4. Plant was making chemicals for plastics.
5. Supposedly plant was financed by Taiwanese company.
6. Local officials are judged by GDP growth.
7. 1 Million Text messages were sent about the plant.
8. This has also gotten press within China.

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