BLIND SHAFT tells the story of two itinerant miners (Song Jinming and Tang Chaoyang) who risk their lives under dangerous working conditions and develop questionable morals in order to survive.
In the dark caves of one of the many illegal Chinese coal mines, Song and Tang murder a co-worker whom they have convinced to pose as Tang's brother. By forcing the mine's collapse upon their deceased colleague, and thereby making his death seem accidental, Tang and Song use their colleague's death to extort money from the mine's management. Pressured to cover up an accident which they believe to be the result of improper working conditions, the mine's owners give in to the two workers' blackmailing.
After leaving with their hush money, Tang and Song hit a nearby town and soon come upon another potential "relative," this time an innocent 16-year-old boy named Yuan Fengming who has been forced to quit school due to his father's disappearance. Tang agrees to help Yuan find a job at a coal mine, but only under one condition - he must agree to pretend to be Song's nephew.
sjcma wrote:Following up on HGC's mention of Blind Shaft, the irony in all of this is that the money to buy these "brides" often came earnings from working in those illegal coal mines.
Huang Guang Chen wrote:sjcma wrote:Following up on HGC's mention of Blind Shaft, the irony in all of this is that the money to buy these "brides" often came earnings from working in those illegal coal mines.
Nicely linked up!
Also bearing in mind the recent findings of slavery in Chinese brick kilns, how do you suppose all this Chinese to Chinese bastardry compares to say trashing the Summer Palace? I think it's high time we stood up to the China nationalist with a list of that country's protracted internal debauchery and make them start wishing we really did colonise them!
No, I'm not joking, but I do thnk it's kind of funny.
moondollars wrote:How do we stop this kind of thing?
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