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Yuhang mass protests shake Chinese regime

Yuhang mass protests shake Chinese regime

Massive police repression after thousands march against waste plant in Zhejiang province Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info In March, to great fan fare, Premier Li Keqiang promised to launch a “war on pollution.” But after this weekend’s chaotic and bloody scenes in Yuhang, Zhejiang province, it seems the government has launched a […]

Three years after Fukushima disaster

Three years after Fukushima disaster

Massive environmental destruction the true cost of nuclear power Dikang, chinaworker.info The nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011 was the second worst nuclear disaster ever, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine. Some scientists warn that Fukushima’s destructive effects may be even worse than Chernobyl. At […]

8-year-old becomes China’s youngest lung cancer victim

8-year-old becomes China’s youngest lung cancer victim

China’s toxic air showing no signs of improvement chinaworker.info An unnamed 8-year-old Jiangsu girl has been diagnosed with lung cancer, China’s youngest known victim of the disease. Doctors at the hospital treating her blame exposure to air pollution for the girl’s condition. The news has generated enormous debate over the […]

China’s pollution overload

China’s pollution overload

China’s carbon emissions have almost doubled in five years By Sally Tang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong). This article first appeared in Socialism Today (July/August 2013), the magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI in England and Wales). People in China’s cities are choking on smog. This past winter the capital […]

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Air pollution in China “broke all records”

Last weekend’s air pollution levels in Beijing were 40 times WHO safety limits chinaworker.info reporters “I love our city, but I refuse to be a human vacuum cleaner!” This was one of thousands of comments from Beijingers via social media last weekend as air pollution in northern China broke all […]