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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Coal mine disaster: Death, lawlessness and the avoidance of responsibility

Campaign to highlight the Mining Industry in China Apart from what I dig up myself from the internet I rely heavily on two excellent sources for information about mining industry accidents and tragedies in China. One is the US Mine Rescue website, the link to which can be found on the side bar, and the other is Stephen Frost's Asian Labour News. Between those two and my own research I do not think much is missed on this topic.

Stephen has posted an excellent piece which I link to here. Nothing more needs to be said other than do yourself a favour and learn why I call the Chinese Mining Industry "Death Incorporated"

Asian Labour News: China: Looking back on the Jixi City coal mine disaster: Death, lawlessness and the avoidance of responsibility