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Protests Prompt Mongolia to Close Chemical Park

A local government in China’s Inner Mongolia has ordered the closure and relocation of a chemical industrial park following weeks of anti-pollution protests. The order comes shortly after police launched a massive crackdown that a U.S.-based rights group says left one protester dead and injured dozens of others. Inner Mongolia’s Naiman Banner government said in a statement that in addition to ordering all of the companies in the park to shut down their operations, an investigation also...

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