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114 Miners Rescued in China

Some still trapped in flooded pit

(Newser) - At least 114 miners trapped for a week in a flooded Chinese mine were saved today as relieved family members and friends cheered. Rescuers had all but given up hope when tapping sounds were heard from a survivor. Some 3,000 people have been working around the clock to pump... More »

Chinese Storm Lead Plant in Poison Protest

(Newser) - Chinese furious about a lead smelting plant that has sickened some 600 children stormed the factory yesterday after a suicide attempt by teenager who feared she had been poisoned, reports the Wall Street Journal. Some 150 children have been hospitalized due to lead poisoning near the plant in northwest China's... More »

Child Slavery Scandal Blows Up in China

Kids kidnapped, sent to work in brick kilns rescued in giant crackdown

(Newser) - A child labor scandal is rocking rural China as information surfaces on kidnapped children forced to work as slaves in the country's brick factories. In crackdowns this week, nearly 50,000 police in two Chinese provinces have rescued 550 people, including dozens of the thousands of children believed to be... More »

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