Rehabilitating China’s Killer Coal Mines

From People’s Daily: “The State Administration of Work reports that in the first nine months of 2004, 4,153 people died in mining accidents, a figure that the administration admits may be low because of cover-ups or inaccurate reporting. Reports of coal mine accidents are so frequent they seem commonplace, but the quick succession of serious accidents in late October put into the public as well as the official spotlight.

On October 23, People’s Daily interviewed Professor Wang Deming of the China University of Mining and Technology to gain a clearer picture of why these disasters take place with such alarming frequency.”

The full article is here.


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