China's Leaders Show Listening Ear on Trash but Not Politics

January 26, 2015 6:22 AM

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To help sell the public on the need for one of the world's largest trash incinerators in the mountains in west Beijing, Communist Party officials bused in hundreds of people for special tours. They held talks with residents and handed out questionnaires.

State-owned steel producer Shougang Group said they only started building the Lujiashan incinerator, which opened in November, after a survey showed 92 percent of respondents said they were in favor — a result that some residents suspect was manipulated by authorities.

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