Recent government statistics indicate that China has been burning 17 percent more coal a year than...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jul 8, 2012
Chinese state media has reported that a gas explosion in Hunan has killed seven people. Mining accidents in China occur frequently, and reports claim that the official death toll over the past ten years has reached over 47,000....
by Sophie Beach | Apr 5, 2010
In what could have been the worst mining disaster in two years, more than 100 miners have been rescued from the Wangjialing pit in Shanxi after being trapped for eight days. From the Guardian: In a country where seven workers a...
by Jenny Leung | Jun 9, 2009
In a continuation on the story of the landslide in Chongqing reported a few days ago, Xinhua has found two more bodies and lists the death toll at nine, though earlier the state radio reported 72 missing and 26 dead: The death...
by dwang | Jun 6, 2009
Rescue workers are searching for survivors after a landslide buried an iron-ore mine in southwestern China near Chongqing city, Sichuan province. State media has confirmed 26 dead, 8 injured, and 74 missing. From IOL: Hundreds...
by Xiao Qiang | Feb 26, 2008
Guangzhou based journalist/blogger Zhai Minglei just published a profile of independent film maker Hu Jie on his own Yibao blog, partially translated by CDT’s Linjun Fan: Hu Jie calls himself a film laborer. He has shot a...
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 28, 2007
According to official figures, more than 4700 coal miners died in China last year. But independent labor groups put the real toll at closer to 20,000 annually. It has become so routine that hardly anyone notices anymore. Here is...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 14, 2007
The New York Times sculptor Zhang Jianhua, whose work portraying coal miners has not been welcomed by the authorities: Although Mr. Zhang, 35, has an impeccable background as a student of the Central Academy of Fine Arts and has received critical praise for years, no Chinese museum or established gallery has been willing to display […]
by Xiao Qiang | May 12, 2007
EastSouthWestNorth translated following article from China Education News Network (JYB.com.cn): The Decision Makers and the Students: A Special Conversation Initiated By A Blog. April 2, 2007. March 12: Five students including Cao Yu (ÊõπÊ∏ù) from the Hunan Normal University’s School of Literature published the blog post <Factors that influence the psychological sense of safety among […]
by Liu Yong | Jul 16, 2005
From AFP, via NEWS.com.au: CHINA recorded some 2700 mining fatalities in the first half of the year, with major accidents involving up to 29 fatalities more than doubling during the period, state press reported today. Some 2672 miners died in Chinese mines during the first six months of the year, a 3.3 per cent rise […]
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