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Xinhua: Senior health official: meningitis cases in China normal

From Xinhua – English: The present meningitis cases in China are just “normal and sporadic” and Chinese people need not feel panic, China’s Executive Vice-Minister of Health Gao Qiang said here Saturday. Of the total 258 cases in 28 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities of China in January, 49 were found in 21 counties and […]

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Ching-Ching Ni: China Environment Agency Takes On Giant Dam Corporation

From Los Angeles Times: A state environmental agency succeeded in halting work on three new projects run by operators of the giant Three Gorges Dam, as part of a larger effort in China to rein in infrastructure ventures that fail to meet environmental standards. It had been unclear whether the State Environmental Protection Administration could […]

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AP: China: Meningitis Outbreak Under Control

From AP via The New York Times: Health experts in Shanghai are testing to determine if a baby diagnosed by doctors as having meningitis actually died from the disease, a newspaper reported Friday. The government, meanwhile, declared under control an outbreak of the disease that killed at least 16 people. Airlines and city governments, however, […]

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Russia, China Tighten Security Links

From Reuters, via the New York Times: Russia and China took another step to bury the distrust of the Cold War on Wednesday and build on a blossoming military relationship by agreeing to set up a new body to consult more closely on security issues. Russian officials were generally reticent over the visit to Moscow […]

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Meningitis outbreak “Controllable”

From Xinhuanet: The current meningitis outbreak in parts of China is of a reasonable size and controllable, officials said. No new infections or deaths were reported yesterday. Sixteen people have been confirmed dead from the disease since January.

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