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14 December 2005

Stifling in Jade Dust [China]

Author: Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times

At 31, Feng Xingzhong is dying after years of toiling in one of China's gemstone factories. He's not alone -- except in speaking up for justice... Feng hopes mostly to live long enough to collect some money from the factory where he developed silicosis...

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1 April 2005

Jewellery Workers in China Dying of Incurable Lung Disease Pursue Bitter Fight for Compensation

Author: China Labour Bulletin

Over the past few years, about 60 workers in several Hong Kong-invested jewellery factories in Huizhou and Shenzhen have been found to be in the late stages of pneumoconiosis...known as "lung dust disease" in China...It is incurable. Two of the workers...

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