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The Coal Boom Choking China

The Guardian has published a visually rich multimedia story on coal in China. From the intro:...

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...

China Miners Risk Deadly Disease – BBC

Chinese miners work one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, and are routinely killed in gruesome accidents in illegal and unregulated mines. Now, health officials in China are concerned by a deadly disease which, as human rights groups have been reporting for years, is affecting an increasing number of miners and other workers: […]

Xinhua: Occupational disease takes huge tolls on China

From Xinhua: Occupational disease, a health problem caused by exposure to workplace health hazards, is taking enormous tolls, both human and economic, on China, the China Daily said on Saturday. Every year, the direct economic loss caused by occupational disease or work-related injuries amounts to 100 billion yuan (12 billion US dollars), while the indirect […]



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