Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Last Seen
    01-13-11 @ 10:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    685

    China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    Good to see China taking action against companies that don't take care of their workers.

    (CNN) -- China's State Council has "approved imposing harsh penalties" for 40 people held responsible for a coal mine disaster that killed more than 100 miners, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

    The state council -- similar to the U.S. Cabinet -- includes the head of each governmental department and the premier, and is China's chief civilian administrative body.

    Twelve people -- including the mine's director -- are facing criminal punishment, according to Xinhua. An additional 28 are to receive "disciplinary and administrative punishments." The chairman of the state-owned mine's holding group was also removed, Xinhua said.

    The explosion occurred at the Xinxing mine in northeastern Heilongjiang province in November 2009. According to state-run media, the cause of the blast was a gas leak combined with poor ventilation. It killed 104 miners, according to reports.

    The Chinese government is attempting to improve mine safety, as mine accidents are common in China, resulting in 2,631 deaths in 2009, according to Xinhua.

    Read more: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine disaster - CNN.com

  2. #2
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Last Seen
    03-18-13 @ 02:59 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,544

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    And Colonel Sanders wants to know who is killing all them chickens?

  3. #3
    Technomancer
    Hoplite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    05-08-11 @ 03:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    3,779

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    This is one of the very few things I can find about the current government in China that I like.

    They tend to be EXTREMELY harsh when it comes to screwing up. IIRC, several years back they executed a government official for corruption.
    I'm Done

    See my last post

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Last Seen
    12-26-10 @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    8,083

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    In China, the punishment for corporate embezzlement is death. They shoot you and then send a bill to your family for the bullet.

    I would like to see similar laws adopted in North America. The small guy always gets come down on by the system if he withholds money from the government or big business, but the people on top get away with murder sometimes.

  5. #5
    User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    10-25-11 @ 08:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    116

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    China likes executing scape goats.

  6. #6
    Sage


    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    43,243
    Blog Entries
    43

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    Quote Originally Posted by Solace View Post
    Good to see China taking action against companies that don't take care of their workers.
    2,600 deaths in 2009....wow. They are mimicking U.S. fatalities from the early 1900's (more than 1,000 a year then). By the 1950's, we averaged 500 mining deaths a year. By the '90's, an average of 93. One would hope China will move faster toward safer conditions than we did.

    There's much pain in the growth of a nation...

    If there really was cooperation between nations, one would think China would learn from our safety procedures. Guess not....yet.
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

  7. #7
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Undisclosed
    Last Seen
    03-18-13 @ 02:59 PM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,544

    Re: China council endorses 'harsh penalties' in deadly coal mine

    Capitalism in China is a corrupt form of crony capitalism. The most successful members of the entrepreneur class in China are mostly Party members or their children. This is the Party trying to clean up its image. Nothing more.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •