China's tricky fight with state-backed polluters

Beijing needs to take on local bureaucracies and the powerful state-owned polluters they sponsor and protect to avoid further environmental damage. Will it opt for the easy short-term solution of doing nothing?

When Zijin Mining Group threatened to move its headquarters some 270 kms from its home county of Shanghang to Xiamen on China's southeast coast, a local Communist Party boss rushed to confront the company's chairman Chen Jinghe.

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