10 March 2008 04:07 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--China has decided to move a controversial yuan (CNY) 10.8bn ($1.5bn) paraxylene (PX) project out of Xiamen, Fujian province, on environmental concerns, a Xiamen government official said on Monday.
The project, by Dragon Group, was waiting for central government approval to be moved to the Gulei peninsula in neighbouring Zhangzhou city, he added.
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Residents in Zhangzhou also protested against the chemical project last week despite attempts by the government to impress on them financial benefits from the project, according to local media reports.
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