China’s 6 million ‘black lung’ workers living on just US$61 a month, with most struggling to survive

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Last year, households of workers with black lung disease lived on an average monthly per capita income of just 393 yuan, down by 16 per cent from a year earlier, according to a survey by Love Save Pneumoconiosis, with three per cent receiving zero income last year. Photo: AP Last year, households of workers with black lung disease lived on an average monthly per capita income of just 393 yuan, down by 16 per cent from a year earlier, according to a survey by Love Save Pneumoconiosis, with three per cent receiving zero income last year. Photo: AP

Last year, households of workers with black lung disease lived on an average monthly per capita income of just 393 yuan, down by 16 per cent from a year earlier, according to a survey by Love Save Pneumoconiosis, with three per cent receiving zero income last year. Photo: AP