Award-winning photographer Lu Guang reportedly disappeared three weeks ago while visiting...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 23, 2014
An AIDS researcher, Wang Qiuyan, was prevented from attending a women’s rights conference...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 22, 2012
As a famous singer and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Peng Liyuan might seem a perfect first lady to China’s next president Xi Jinping. But this picture is complicated by an AIDS scandal involving...
by Josh Rudolph | Dec 1, 2011
Today marks the 23rd World AIDS Day, and a special page from the China Daily website provides a synopsis of the battle against AIDS in the mainland, lauding the progress that has been made. The page provides statistics, charts,...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 6, 2010
BBC reports on political pressure felt by AIDS activist group Aizhixing, whose founder, Wan Yanhai, fled to the U.S. last month: Along with other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Aizhixing says it has recently come under...
by Sophie Beach | May 9, 2010
Prominent AIDS activist Wan Yanhai has moved to the U.S. with his wife and four-year-old daughter to escape harassment from the authorities for his work. AP reports: Wan said he decided to leave because of mounting mental stress...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 16, 2007
From McClatchy Newspapers: Wary of exposing China’s flaws to the news media’s glare before next year’s Olympic Games, authorities are cracking down on groups that help AIDS victims and orphans, shuttering their offices and banning meetings and other gatherings. In one case, an activist in Henan province, where the nation’s AIDS crisis hit early, said […]
by Wu Nan | Feb 15, 2007
From Reuters: An aged AIDS activist in central China said she remained under house arrest on Thursday despite abandoning plans to travel to the United States to collect a prize, but she vowed to keep exposing the spread of the disease. Gao Yaojie helped bring to light the spread of AIDS in her home province […]
by Michael Zhao | Feb 8, 2007
From the Guardian’s Richard Spencer’s blog: Gao Yaojie is one of those remarkable Chinese people those of us lucky to have met her can use to rebut claims that in criticising things that go on here we are “bashing China”. Dr Gao is both very Chinese and your average, everyday grandmother. After I interviewed her […]
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2007
From Reuters, an update on AIDS activist Gao Yaojie, who has been held at her home to prevent her from traveling to the U.S. to receive an award: The U.S. Embassy in the Chinese capital has raised the issue with the Foreign Ministry, but ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said she knew nothing of Gao’s case. […]
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