Coal Mining Outline

Completing my outline is a huge step forward preparing for the paper. My thesis is:

“China’s opening of the economy and rapid expansion of private enterprise resulted in unexpected regulatory enforcement issues for the State. Specifically in the mining industry, the expansion of the economy placed huge demands on energy, resulting in coal mines opening to meet demand, but absent from regulatory safety protocols to protect the safety of their workers. The State was/is unable to keep up with the regulatory protocols throughout the mining industry, resulting in a massive death rate for coal miners.”

With that in mind, I was able to find plenty of reports on accidents through out China and the data to reflect trends over the last ten years. China is producing 2x the amount of coal their were ten years ago, but accidents are slowly declining as the Party chooses to enforce regulations stronger.

From hear, condensing my outline into a paper is my main goal.

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