Minhou County
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Minhou County

Minhou County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: M?nhòu[1]; Foochow Romanized: Mìng-âu) is a county in the eastern Fujian Province, China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Fuzhou, the provincial capital. The Min River flows in a southeast direction through the center of the county towards Fuzhou's urban area and the Taiwan Strait.

Administrative divisions

The county has one subdistrict, 8 towns and 6 townships.

  • Subdistrict:Ganzhe subdistrict (?)
  • Town:Baisha Town (), Nanyu town (), Shanggan Town (), Xiangqian Town (), Qingkou Town (), Nantong Town(), Shangjie Town (), JingxiTown ()
  • Township:Zhuqi township , Pengwei Township , Yangli township (), Dahu township (), Tingping Township (), Xiaoruo Township ()


In August 2014, 396 villagers from Qingpuling (?) of Qingkou Town won a court case against a waste management company.[2] They were awarded 6,000,000 RMB in compensation.[2][3] The waste company set up their medical waste incineration facility back in 2000.[3][4] The pollution caused black dust or ash to contaminate the surrounding environment trees, plants, waterways and households.[5] Residents had long suspected the cancer rates was due to the environmental pollution from the incineration plant.[5] The government has offered relocation for the affected residents.[5]



  1. ^ ( [A Dictionary of Current Chinese (Seventh Edition)]. Beijing: The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 547. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8. (M?nhòu),,?
  2. ^ a b "396 villagers win pollution lawsuit against waste firm in Fujian - What's On Xiamen". www.whatsonxiamen.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Fujian residents win pollution lawsuit against waste firm". Shanghaiist. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "China - Dirty Secrets - Foreign Correspondent - ABC". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c "Chinese 'cancer village' scores rare victory over polluters". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved .

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