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Is the Tianjin explosion a warning for China?

Last Wednesday, in Tianjin, China, a fire at a warehouse storing volatile chemicals killed at least 56 people and injured several hundred others. This is just the latest in a series of industrial accidents that have happened in the last decade as China has seen rapid industrialization and economic growth. The government has tried to keep tight control over the information regarding the investigation as to what might have caused the fire and whether anyone should be held accountable. Wen Huang, author of 'The Little Red Guard and Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel', joins us to talk about the large numbers of industrial accidents and what he says are a lack of regulations geared to preventing such tragedies. (Photo: Flickr/Andy Enero)

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