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Zero tolerance for concealing major accidents

July 14th, 2011 2 comments

People’s Daily recently published an Op-Ed by He Yong (h/t to Sweet & Sour Socialism), titled, “China needs zero tolerance for concealing major accidents.” The original was published in Chinese and subsequently translated into English by the People’s Daily Online.

If all facts are true, then I agree with He completely. In recent years, there have been a number of oil spills and pollution incidents in China. In the June 4 oil spill at Penglai 19-3 (where CNOOC partly owns), He Yong said that “CNOOC hid the truth from the media and the public and deleted Internet posts that exposed the accident.” The whole story came to light only after the State Oceanic Administration released an investigative report 31 days later. Read more…

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