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Losing Battle Against Lung Disease and Workers’ Rights

Of the growing number of migrant workers affected by pneumoconiosis, Echo Hui reports, only a few manage to get compensation as authorities turn a blind eye to occupational health and workers’ rights. From South China...

The Real Danger in China’s Mines

Along with the high accident rate in coal mine operation, the hidden danger of lung-related disease is making coal mining in China a deadly profession. From C. Custer, L. Li and Jonathan Silin at 2non: Hao, who asked that he be...

The Cost of Coal in China

On The World, Mary Kay Magistad is starting a four-part series about coal in China. The first episode was broadcast today: China’s size and speed of growth invite superlatives. Here are a few about the fuel for its growth. China...

Black Lungs: Hidden Tolls of Coal Mining

Coal mining in China is a deadly job, with regular accidents killing a huge number of miners each year. But even those miners who survive risk a number of other health issues, including black lung disease. Asia Society’s...

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