Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Le Plus Ca Change in China

"Le plus ca change, le plus c'est la meme chose," or the more things change, the more they stay the same.

More bad news out of China. Reuters says, "At least 30 people were killed in two mine explosions in China on Wednesday, the deadliest blast involving a state-run coal mine already flagged for safety violations, state media reported."

Full story: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/PEK355367.htm

Ironically, the news comes just as China's Xinhua news service reports: "Local police arrested five suspects accused of the responsibility for a deadly coal mine blast which claimed 22 lives on April 28 in Hancheng...."

See http://english.people.com.cn/200506/08/eng20050608_189180.html

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