October 30, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Blame After Accidents in China Leads to Hush Money for Journalists

The story starts with:

Journalists from various media organizations were paid a total of 125,700 yuan ($18,500) not to report on a mine accident in Shanxi province on Sept 20, the General Administration of Press and Publication said Wednesday.

One of them, however, who claimed to be from a major news organization, was later found to be a fraud. He was paid 34,500 yuan by the Huozhou Coal and Electric Group.

To read the rest, see:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-10/30/content_7156245.htm

The focus needs to change from punishing owners to saving lives.

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