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Stifling in Jade Dust [China]

Author: Ching-Ching Ni, Los Angeles Times, Published on: 14 December 2005

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, an incurable ailment known as dust lung that kills more than 24,000 Chinese workers each year in professions such as mining, quarrying, construction and shipbuilding. [refers to Ko Ngar Gems, Oriental Crest, Fire Mountain Gems]

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Related companies: Fire Mountain Gems Ko Ngar Gems Oriental Crest