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03.13.2012 12:43

Wielding the Law to Defend Black Lung Victims

Zhang Haichao has long sought justice for miners with black lung, and now he's turning to the legal system
By staff reporter Wang Jing

Former coal miner Zhang Haichao underwent an unusual open-chest procedure in 2009 during a successful fight for life-saving health care.

Since then, Zhang has opened his mouth and heart on behalf of other workers in similar struggles for health care rights, access to hospital records and compensation claims for black lung disease.

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