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Working Overtime for Stability

A young deputy township head in Sichuan recently posted an open resignation letter expressing disillusionment with issues including the constant distraction of “stability preservation” work. At China Media Project,...

Jilin Slaughterhouse Fire Raises Safety Concerns

The death toll from a fire at a Jilin slaughterhouse on Monday has risen to at least 120, prompting the detention of a senior official at the plant’s operator, anger on the part of bereaved relatives, and a call from the...

Steel Plant Accident Kills 2, Injures 13

Reuters reports an accident at a steel plant in Shanghai has killed two workers and injured 13 others. The plant is owned by Baosteel, one of China’s largest steel companies: Two workers were killed and 13 injured when a...

The Pendulum Swings Against the Pit

The Economist reports on the government’s steps to improve coal mine safety: An accident that killed more than 270 people at an iron-ore mine in Shanxi in September last year may have been the turning-point, or so...

China Mine Lift Collapse Kills 26

From BBC News: The collapse of two lift cages in a mine in central China has killed 26 men and injured five others. The accident occurred in Lengshuijiang city in Hunan province when the lift brakes failed, the official Xinhua...

Even If the Mayor Transforms Into An Octopus . . .

David Bandurski from China Media Project writes on a story appearing in The Shanxi Daily on October 4, 2008. The story details the mayor of Changzhi giving out namecards so residents can call the mayor and the Party secretary to...

Video News: China Admits Olympic Build Deaths

According to Reuters, in 2007, a total of 101,480 Chinese died in workplace accidents — including 81,649 deaths from road accidents. China’s Olympics aquatic center, the “Water Cube,” opens as the...

China Admits Worker Deaths

  From the BBC: China has admitted that six workers have been killed on Olympic Games construction projects since 2003. Until now, Beijing had denied there had been any fatalities on the building sites being readied for this...

Video News: Olympic Deaths Probe

Reuters says that China promises to investigate reports of a cover up of construction workers’ deaths on the Olympic Stadium construction site:
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