In the past two years, cases of China’s most widespread occupational illness, pneumoconiosis, have exploded. Photo: Alamy

Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

Lack of contract denies compensation to many, while slow response from local government means more could die before medical and financial help arrives

Topic |   Health in China

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In the past two years, cases of China’s most widespread occupational illness, pneumoconiosis, have exploded. Photo: Alamy
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.