06/07/2013 11:58 am ET

Poultry Plant In Deadly Fire Won Plaudits From Chinese


A local Communist Party official called it an “inspiring” factory three years ago. Local officials later gave it the “leading enterprise” label for its innovation in processing chickens. But the official homages to the Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry Plant, where at least 120 people died this week in a fast-moving fire, now serve as little more than stark reminders of the blind eyes turned to the dangerous conditions facing many workers in China.

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