China protesters force halt to Zhejiang factory plan


Plans to expand a petrochemical plant in eastern China have been shelved after days of protests.

Officials from Ningbo's city government announced on Sunday evening that work on the project would now not go ahead, but protesters have vowed to continue their action.

Environmental protests have become more common in China. They come ahead of a once-in-a-decade change of national leaders in Beijing.

Kimberley Soekov reports.

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