Director of the State Administration of Work Safety, Yang Dongliang, told reporters bigger mines were already making the switch to robotic coal-cutting machinery. Photo: Xinhua

China’s work safety boss dreams of ‘robots’ replacing miners to cut pit deaths

Yang Dongliang says the government is pushing mines to introduce robotic mining equipment to reduce accidents

Topic |   China Parliamentary Sessions 2015

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Director of the State Administration of Work Safety, Yang Dongliang, told reporters bigger mines were already making the switch to robotic coal-cutting machinery. Photo: Xinhua
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