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Forum Post: Occupy China

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 26, 2012, 11:14 p.m. EST by Builder (4202)
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Photos from a successful and mostly peaceful protest movement against an effluent outfall in China's Qidong province.

http://cryptome.org/2012-info/qidong/2/qidong-protest.htm

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[-] 3 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

Actually, the biggest threat to China today is the economic collapse of the US and Europe, its biggest customers. Maybe the Chinese should occupy Wall Street.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

If the neoliberals have their way, arturo, China will be up for regime change, along with Russia.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

If those guys have their way, the US and Israel will be up for nuclear war with Russia and China, via Iran or Syria.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Yes, you're onto it.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

Thanks, and by the way, what are you doing up so early? Must be before 6 am there. Doing some building today?

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

It's just on sunset here. Doing the dishes so I can cook dinner.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

I see, where are you, Australia?

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Yeah, near Noosa heads.

[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

All right, throw a shrimp on the barbie for me. I'm in Guangzhou, China. There's quite a few of your lads over here.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

Sure will. My brother in law was over there a little while back. Said you have major pollution issues.

[-] 2 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 1 year ago

Coming from Australia, you might see it that way. Being from Los Angeles, its never bothered me.

[-] 2 points by 1971 (154) 1 year ago

Since opening a paper company creates such giant protests, why doesn't #OWS open paper mills everywhere? We'll have gigantic protests all over the world. We can even open a paper mill on Wall st so the hedge fund managers will be rioting too.

[+] -5 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

The protest is over pollution, which is a massive problem when your country is becoming the production hub of the world.

[-] 2 points by ZenDog (13718) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

holy shit - now that's how you occupy.

I mean, you don't need to over turn cars and stuff - that only happened because once the occupiers got inside the government building they seized the liquor used as bribes, . . . you know. They just should have left the plug in the jug.

My god they have an awful lot of people. I wonder if the cops all came from the same precinct?

[-] -3 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

LOL. You'd fit in well here in OZ ZenDog.

Sarcasm is our stock in trade.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13718) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago
[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

SHANGHAI--Protesters in a restive east China city remained off the streets Sunday amid heavy police deployment, residents said, a day after violent clashes over fears of pollution from a paper factory. The coastal city of Qidong, near Shanghai, seemed calm a day after local officials announced a waste water pipeline project from the paper mill, which belongs to Japanese company Oji Paper, would be “permanently cancelled.”

But it was unclear whether that would be enough to address the concerns of demonstrators who on Saturday clashed with police, overturned cars and ransacked government offices in rioting involving tens of thousands of people.

“People don't dare to go out in the streets today,” said a local resident, who for safety reasons only gave her name as Qin. “Thousands of security forces have been deployed to Qidong to prevent further gatherings against the police,” she told AFP, adding that residents were wary of police retaliation after some were beaten in Saturday's protests.

Searches including “Qidong” were blocked since Saturday on Sina Weibo, China's Twitter-like service, while phone calls to local government offices went unanswered on Sunday.

what is the protest about?

A police officer bleeds after clashing with local residents in front of a local government building during a protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.

[+] -4 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

I did say "mostly peaceful".