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Seeking justice from pollution (4)

By Yan Shuang (Global Times)

11:13, October 31, 2012

Learning from the past

Some local governments are repeatedly making the same mistakes when dealing with protests, said Tang. He said they shouldn't try to suppress public objections and label protesters as "people with ulterior motives."

"That only makes people angrier, gives the government an excuse to use force, and leads to escalated results," Tang told the Global Times.

Lin Yanmei, the assistant director of a Sino-US environmental cooperation project under the Vermont Law School in the US, told the Global Times that there were much more aggressive protests in the US before the country established a set of environmental laws in the 1970s, which allow for input from the public and NGOs.

"Currently in China, people tend to seek solutions to environmental issues through means other than the law, which they don't have much faith in, and the government works toward maintaining social stability instead of encouraging legal action," Lin told the Global Times.

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