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    Reader comments on Blind Shaft

    Subject: blind shafted
    Date: Nov 24, 2004
    Sender: WenmingPrevious | Next

    Blind Shaft is in some ways a swipe at the wrenching changes taking place in China. But it doesn't go half way as far as it could and should. The focus on the criminal behaviour of two miners who kill to fraudulently obtain compensation from mine bosses arguably distracts from the real culprits: the owners of thousands of illegal mines in China with lax safety standards, and the local governments who are in cahoots with them. The real criminals in China are not poor miners trying to make a buck, but the exploitative miner owners who have been reported to cover up deaths caused by preventable accidents, and corrupt local officials preventing the truth to emerge. No one really thinks that miners typically murder unsuspecting colleagues, but it remains to be exposed to what extent the coal mining industry - which produces 70% of China's energy - is run by mafia gangs and local government crooks.

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