Visit of László Andor, to China

Type: Report   Reference: I-083214   Duration: 10:04:23  Lieu:
End production: 06/11/2013   First transmission: 06/11/2013
On 6 November 2013, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, went to the North of Beijing to visit the Shouyun iron ore mine in the Miyun County. The site hosts a pilot project run jointly by the EC and the Chinese authorities to give practical experience of how best to safeguard the health and safety of workers in high risk sectors. László Andor's visit to Beijing was an opportunity to pursue and further strengthen the European Commission's dialogue with China on employment and social policies in such areas as protecting employees health and safety at work and labour law, with a particular focus on how best to ensure consistent implementation and on the social protection reform due to be launched in China in 2014.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 General view of Shouyun Iron Ore Mine in the North of Beijing, China 00:00:06
10:00:11 General view of the round table with László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EU Delegation, Head of Shouyun Mining Company Limited and Bai Ran, Director-General of the Chinese State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) 00:00:06
10:00:17 László Andor 00:00:05
10:00:23 Bai Ran 00:00:05
10:00:28 General view of the round table with László Andor and Bai Ran 00:00:05
10:00:33 General view of the control centre of the Shouyun Iron Ore Mine in presence of László Andor 00:00:05
10:00:39 Control centre screen (2 shots) 00:00:10
10:00:50 László Andor and EU delegation at the control centre 00:00:05
10:00:55 General view of the dressing room in preparation of the visit of the ground mine 00:00:05
10:01:01 László Andor with a safety helmet 00:00:05
10:01:07 Entrance of the shaft 00:00:06
10:01:13 László Andor inside the lift 00:00:05
10:01:19 Arrival of the lift at the central substation under 136 meters 00:00:11
10:01:31 Visitors coming out of the lift 00:00:05
10:01:36 General views of László Andor and visitors at the central substation (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:01:47 László Andor taking the lift to the Ore crushing machine at mine under 169 meters 00:00:08
10:01:55 General view inside tunnel 00:00:05
10:02:01 General view at the Ore crushing machine 00:00:07
10:02:09 László Andor 00:00:06
10:02:15 General views of László Andor and visitors at the Ore crushing machine (2 shots) 00:00:11
10:02:26 General view inside tunnel 00:00:08
10:02:34 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): The cooperation between China and the European Union in the area of occupational health and safety is very important. It requires an investment. It was so supported financially from the European Union but this investment pays off. Here in Iron Ore mine just outside Beijing, we have been witnessing a very significant improvement of health and safety standards in the mining sector where we know, especially in coal mining, that in the recent period, they have been many accidents and also fatalities and the numbers have been very high historically. This definitely requires change and for this change, we have to work together, not just with the policy makers in the capital city but also to discuss issues with the managers and ensure there is a clear awareness and knowledge also from the side of the workers. So, all have to be involved in this effort which aims at significantly improving standards, improving working conditions, safety standards in the mining industry but also in more general terms in the Chinese economy. 00:01:17
10:03:51 László Andor being interviewed 00:00:05
10:03:57 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH): This effort is not only about bilateral cooperation between the European Union and China, we are also involving the International Labuor Organization, the ILO, which is working on working conditions worldwide also in emerging economies and developing countries. 00:00:19
10:04:16 Group photo with László Andor, EU Delegation, Head of Shouyun Mining Company Limited and SAWS 00:00:06
10:04:23 General view of Shouyun Iron Ore Mine 00:00:06
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