As China heads towards a more open society, NIMBYs emerge

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The issues of planning, land use development and NIMBYs in China are taking on a new form as the country holds local public hearings to explain plans for village development zones, called V-Zones. The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong-based daily, looks at the phenomenon and reports on opposition from villagers and green groups to these plans in the … Read More

Are NIMBY Protests Gaining Ground in China? It’s Hard to Tell

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In recent years, China’s own brand of  NIMBY opposition to development has attracted world attention with a series of “government backs down, citizens win” stories. But as The China Story website reports: Even after studying media reporting and Internet chatter about such protests, it is hard to know whether the objectionable projects have been cancelled, halted temporarily, moved elsewhere or simply … Read More