Award-winning photographer Lu Guang reportedly disappeared three weeks ago while visiting Xinjiang. The region has been the focus of intensifying international criticism for the detention of up to a million Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in a network of re-education camps. Lu has received...
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 Mengyu Dong | Oct 10, 2012
In the early 1990s, thousands of impoverished rural residents in Henan Province gave blood at local clinics which offered compensation for their blood plasma. Their blood was drawn and mixed together in a common vat, and then...
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
by Wu Nan | Feb 15, 2007
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
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2007
by Sophie Beach | Nov 25, 2006
From The Guardian: A leading Aids campaigner in China has vanished, feared detained by police, after the authorities ordered him to cancel a conference that was to have looked at the
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