Chinese Miners Face Deadly Legacy

Coal is driving China's extraordinary economic growth As part of a special People & Power series, Chinese film maker Yang Shaobin, who was born in the area, visited a mine in the heart of the country's ...

....The operation cleans out the dust from the lung cells - the lung function will be improved after the cleaning," the nurse says.

However very few miners are as lucky as Shao Lun. As a manager in one of the leading state-run companies, he qualified - one of only 900 miners a year - to receive this life-saving operation paid for by the state.

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