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Talks begin in landmark case

Updated: 2012-05-24 08:10
By Cao Yin in Beijing and Guo Anfei in Kunming ( China Daily)

Lawsuit could mark first time NGOs file public litigation on environment

Pretrial discussions began on Wednesday in a rare public interest lawsuit whose plaintiffs include non-governmental environmental organizations.

The three plaintiffs - Friends of Nature, Chongqing Green Volunteers Union and the Qujing city environmental protection bureau - exchanged evidence with Luliang Chemical Industry, the defendant, on Wednesday, said Chang Cheng, a program officer of Friends of Nature.

Talks begin in landmark case