Li Yan Case Sparks Nationwide Debate in China Over “Peaceful Death” and Euthanasia – David Bandurski

From China Media Project:

The story of a 28 year-old woman from China’s northern Ningxia Autonomous Region suffering from terminal has sparked a nationwide debate in China over death and , in a case that recalls but bears marked differences with the 2005 case of Terry Schiavo in the United States. Chinese media have followed the case closely over the last two days, and the topic became a Web sensation yesterday after popular CCTV investigative news anchor Chai Jing (Êü¥Èùô blog) posted a message from the cancer patient, Li Yan (ÊùéÁáï), on her personal Weblog conveying Li Yan’s wish that the NPC consider drafting a proposal on “peaceful dying” (ÂÆâ‰πêÊ≠ª), or euthanasia.

…An editorial on expressed sympathy for Li Yan’s situation, but said a proposal by NPC or CPPCC representatives would be an “abuse of rights”…[Full Text]

-Chinese source: “It is not time for a law on peaceful dying” by via China Media Project.

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