China is by far the world’s largest consumer of coal, using more of the fossil fuel than the...
May 14, 2014
开胸验肺 (kāixiōng yànfèi): thoracotomy Incision into the chest cavity in preparation for lung...
Jul 5, 2013
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...
Apr 30, 2007
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: […]
Dec 13, 2006
From China Daily: Two-year-old Rou Rou (alias) cries exhaustedly if strangers look at her. Unlike a shy baby girl, Rou, whose body, except for her belly, is covered with blackened skin tries to stay out of the sight of others, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on November 11. Rou’s mother is Zhou Huaqiong, who previously […]
Oct 31, 2005
From People’s Daily: More than 200,000 coal miners plagued by pneumoconiosis, or black lung, will enjoy medical treatment as a total of 42 million yuan (5.4 million US dollars) has been so far raised for that purpose. The money came from 18 large state-owned coal mining businesses, according to officials with the China coal mine […]
Jul 16, 2005
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 […]
Apr 6, 2005
From China Labour Bulletin, an article about the dangers faced by jewelry workers in China: Over the past few years, about 60 workers in several Hong Kong-invested jewellery factories in Huizhou and Shenzhen have been found to be in the late stages of pneumoconiosis or silicosis (a form of pneumoconiosis), which is also known as […]
CDT in the News
- MIT Technology Review – Now China wants to censor online comments
- The Globe and Mail – Shanghai leaves lockdown after two months, but ‘zero COVID’ policy remains
- WION – Shanghai residents spent 2 months ‘locked’ up, but China bans media from calling it a ‘lockdown’
- The Independent – Shanghai prohibits media from using the term ‘lockdown’
- Guardian – Shanghai reportedly bans media use of the term ‘lockdown’ as lockdown ends