Yet again there's been another mine disaster in China - the third in two weeks. I can't actually remember the total number of mine related accidents that have happened in the time I've been here but the number is not that few. After each event there's a big plug in the media on how the government is reacting by introducing, as I remember from last time, safety handbooks for each miner or something else similar. Whatever measures have been taken, it seems that many mines did not gain any benefit from them as we can see with this tendancy towards accidents. We can but hope that something will be done on a greater scale and with more enforcement this time. But in a country as large as China and with so many mines, it's going to be difficult.