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Chemical Plant Protests Spread in China

Protests against a proposed petrochemical plant in southern China spread to the provincial capital Tuesday, even as authorities signaled they may back down on construction plans in attempt to head off more unrest. Demonstrators in Guangzhou renewed calls for an end to the chemical plant project and justice for those who they believe were hurt or killed at the hands of paramilitary police two days earlier. Sunday's protest began when hundreds of residents in Maoming - a city in...

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