Inside China: The disease killing the men who built Shenzhen, and their struggle for justice

  • Hundreds of workers who helped transform a fishing village into China's tech capital are petitioning for justice as they face a slow and painful death.
PUBLISHED : Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 12:04am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 December, 2018, 7:57pm

More than 600 pneumatic drilling workers who laid the foundation for Shenzhen's high rise skyline, helping to transform a fishing village into China's tech capital, are petitioning for justice as they face a slow and painful death from advanced silicosis.

Original story by Mimi Lau

Presenter: Mimi Lau

Field interview recordings: Shan Shan Kao

Translations: Bobo Wei

Voiceovers: Bong Miquiabas, Brian Peach

Producer: Jarrod Watt