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Mining Tibet, Poisoning China

At The Asian Review of Books, the University of Sydney’s Kerry Brown reviews Gabriel Lafitte’s forthcoming book, Spoiling Tibet: China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World, available October 8th: A few...

Mining in Tibet: The Price of Gold

The Economist examines vigorous exploitation of Tibet’s natural resources in light of a landslide that killed 83 at a mine near Lhasa last week: THE ecology of the Tibetan plateau, noted the Ministry of Land and Resources...

Landslide Draws Attention to Toll of Mining on Tibet

Rescue work has resumed at the site of a disaster-struck mine near Lhasa after being suspended on Monday due to the risk of further landslides. The bodies of 59 of the 83 workers buried last Friday have now been recovered. China...

Tibet Landslide Rescue Work Suspended

Rescue efforts have been halted at a mine near Lhasa due to fears that fresh landslides might add to the toll from Friday’s disaster. 36 bodies have been recovered, and little hope remains of any survivors among the 83...

83 Buried in Tibet Mine Landslide (Updated)

Rescue efforts by thousands of soldiers, armed police and firefighters turned up a single body on Saturday [see update below], over a day and a half after two million cubic meters of mud and rock buried 83 miners near Lhasa....

Ministry of Truth: Tibet Mine Landslide

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: Regarding the natural massif landslide with occurred at the China Gold...

20 Die in Coal Mine Plunge

Twenty workers were killed in China’s latest mining accident in Gansu. This comes just after another one of the deadliest coal mine blasts in nearly three years. AP reports: A steel cable broke as it was pulling two carriages at...

China Coal Industry Remains Deadliest For Miners

After a deadly gas explosion in a Sichuan coal mine, another blast in Jiangxi killed 15 miners and injured 11, from Xinhua: Rescuers found the body of the last miner, identified as Zhou Ping, in the shaft of Gaokeng Coal Mine in...

Three Chinese Miners Rescued in Hunan

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....

Last 45 Rescued in Henan Coal Mine Accident

Rescuers have freed the remaining 45 surviving miners trapped in a Henan coal mine after a Thursday cave-in stranded them nearly 500 meters below the surface. From Xinhua News: A rock burst occurred in the Qianqiu Coal Mine in...

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