Oct. 14 (Huffington Post/by Saad Khan): The successful rescue of 33 trapped miners in Chile is but another manifestation of the might of human determination. How is it that China, the world’s second largest economy, is unable to rescue its miners and loses thousands of people each year in those accidents?
CNN reports that 2,631 Chinese coal miners lost their lives in 2009, citing figures from the China Daily. The worst year was 2002, when 6,995 miners succumbed to poor safety standards.
If China can spend billions of dollars on defense, then shouldn’t it allocate a few hundred million dollars for its beleaguered miners?