Miners in China,the cost ofeconomic development

12/07/2005
Mine explosion kills 65
17/05/2005
China mine gas blast kills 21
Initial investigation: the accident happened due to "improper exploration" and "chaotic administration".
06/05/2005
Death toll from mine accidents rises to 51
25/04/2005
At least eight dead and 30 trapped in two Chinese mines
06/04/2005
Coal mining death toll rises by 20pc
But the government is not alarmed: corruption and negligence must be fought.
21/03/2005
Coal mine explosions kill 60 in Shanxi
10/03/2005
Coal mine explosion in northern China traps 29 workers
03/03/2005
Explosion in Shanxi: at least 20 schoolchildren dead
25/02/2005
The inexorable slaughter of Chinese miners: An overview
25/02/2005
Chinese Catholics to help mining victims
Liaoning's dioceses raise funds for victims of Sunjiawan mine explosion, the worst in the last 50 years.
17/02/2005
In two days 220 men die in mining accidents
An illegal mine explodes in Yunnan province, whilst three months after the Shaanxi mining disaster, investigation is hindered by smouldering pit fire.
15/02/2005
At least 203 killed in Liaoning coal mine blast
20/12/2004
Sichuan: mine explosion kills 14, injures 3

Campaigner for farmers' rights detained in Fujian; he offended some officials when he was fighting for farmer' rights.

14/12/2004
Hunan: 4 dead, 16 missing in mine disaster
In Guizhou rescue efforts are continuing to save 36 miners missing.
10/12/2004
Shanxi: Thirty-three dead in mine blast
01/12/2004
Death toll at mine blast rises to 166
No chances for survivors. Today another mine accident has killed 13 people in Guizhou
01/12/2004
China sees no alternative to the vicious circle of mining and deaths

Constraints on investment stand in the way of alternative energy sources.  The economy's semi-private economy is keeping the financial system in bad shape, to the detriment of agriculture and environment.

30/11/2004
Coal mine explosion: an announced tragedy

Fire raging underground announced the explosion but management threatened miners with punishment or job suspension.

29/11/2004
Up to 20,000 miners die every year to meet China roaring coal demand
Most mine accidents are due to poor safety standards and the government's failure to enforce regulations.Corrupt officials often turn a blind eye to unsafe mines in return for kickbacks.
29/11/2004
Shaanxi: no chance of survival for 141 trapped miners

The coal blast already caused 25 victims. Gas inside the mine hampered rescue operations.

22/11/2004
49 killed in mine fire disaster, 11 reported missing
22/10/2004
Death toll rises in Chinese coal mine explosion
Safety standards are ignored in the pursuit of profits. In the first nine months of this year, 4,153 miners were killed.
21/10/2004
Explosion in Chinese coal mine kills at least 56
03/08/2004
Coal miners condemned to death

The high costs of health care make lung disease lethal.

16/06/2004
Mine explosion: 15 dead