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China pipeline scrapped after anti-pollution protest


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China pipeline scrapped after anti-pollution protest

Amid an outburst of public anger, authorities in eastern China have ditched plans for an industrial waste pipeline.

Demonstrators in the city of Qidong, north of Shanghai, ransacked local government offices, claiming the project would pollute coastal waters.

There have been a string of environmental protests in China, highlighting the social tensions Beijing faces as it approaches a leadership transition this year.

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