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Gangsters murdered vagrants and workers as part of a scam to claim compensation from mine owners

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
riminals framed their murders of laborers as industrial accidents, then posed as family members who would demand cash from the mine owners in exchange for not reporting the deaths to the government.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.