Liaoyang-Dalian: The Transformation of China’s Rust Belt Unrest

The 14 August 2011 protests in Dalian,¬†forcing the closing of a major chemical plant there, have inspired a fair amount of news in the Anglophone and Sinophone press. Now the Guardian’s essential environmental correspondent, Jonathan Watts, takes the analysis to a new level, describing the role of social class in forcing the environmental issue to the fore — or, in other words, the power of … Continue reading Liaoyang-Dalian: The Transformation of China’s Rust Belt Unrest