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Reuters: China Coal Mine Accident Death Tolls Rise to 81


Excerpted from Reuters:

On Wednesday, the New York-based group, Human Rights in China (HRIC), urged China to examine the case of a private mine owner in the southwestern province of Guizhou whose colliery, it said, was taken away from him after he refused to give free dividends to local officials.

"HRIC also urges the Chinese authorities to undertake a comprehensive review of official abuse of power and corruption that has contributed to life-threatening conditions in mine operations nationwide," it said in a faxed statement.

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