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China Update

Published by MAC on 2006-07-18

China Update

18th July 2006

Last week, according to a report by the New York-based international journa,l Epoch Times, residents protesting against a proposed manganese factory in Guangxi province were savagely attacked by Chinese police, leaving a dozen injured and eight under arrest.

So much, one might think, for the regime's almost-daily claims that it is taking threats of pollution seriously.

More initiatives are announced to clean up the country's appalling environmental mess and prevent adding to it, with a US$175 billion clean water and air programme, and the banning of smallscale coal-to-liquid fuel plants.

But, according to a UN spokesperson, China - along with India - still isn't yet taking the threat of global warming seriously enough.

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