Category: village

A Japanese village was spared being destroyed during the 2011…

A Japanese village was spared being destroyed during the 2011 tsunami by its huge seawall — a wall that its previous mayor had been harshly criticized for building.

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There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China,…

There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China, small communities near polluting factories where cancer rates have soared far above the national average.

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A Chinese farmer who quit school in 3rd grade spent 16 years…

A Chinese farmer who quit school in 3rd grade spent 16 years teaching himself law to sue a chemical company for polluting his village. Wang Enlin couldn’t afford to buy all the law books he studied at a local bookstore, so he paid the store in bags of corn to let him sit and read, copied all the information by hand, and learned what he could with the help of a dictionary. He won the case in 2017. source source1

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