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Li Keqiang Calls for Equal Treatment for AIDS Patients

When a 25-year-old lung cancer patient was refused treatment at a hospital in Tianjin because he is also HIV-positive, he forged his medical records in order to get treated at another hospital. He is now suing the original...

Wang Shuping: Inconvenient Truth of AIDS in China

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...

AIDS Patients Topple Government Gate

As the AIDS mortality rate in China has dropped, other reports found people with AIDS in China were denied hospital care. The Associated Press reports about 300 patients and their relatives toppled the main gate of a government...

Progress and Shortcomings in China's Fight Against AIDS

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,...

Ex-official Urges Probe of China ’90s HIV Epidemic

A former health official in China has openly called for an investigation of the blood-selling scandal in the 1990s in which thousands of people were infected with HIV. From the Washington Post: His appeal this week for a full...

Farmers Selling Blood to Make Ends Meet

In Hubei’s Yunxian County, some come to sell their blood plasma — 600 cc for 168 yuan — to make ends meet. From China Youth Daily [CN], excerpted and translated by CDT: The white boat with 35 passengers...

Video: China’s Blood Sellers –

Angela Sun, a Current journalist, went to Hebei to investigate blood selling among the villagers which has caused HIV/AIDS to spread in that area. [Original video here]

Obstacles in Way of Blood System –

From Despite recent progress, obstacles like uneven development, illegal blood sales and safety concerns still persist in the blood-donation system, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday. In a notice published on its website (, the ministry said it would launch a national probe into illegal blood collection this month. The campaign will end […]

Blood slaves in Guangdong – Chen Peijin

Shanghaiist reports on a recent expose in the Chinese media of illegal blood-selling in Guangdong Province: When you’ve got nothing left to sell, sell your blood. That’s how many people in China, most notably in Henan, got AIDS. But as long as there’s poverty, you can bet that there will be people willing to sell […]

The Story Behind The News – Zhao Shilong

EastSouthWestNorth has translated a portion of Investigation China: The Story Behind The News by Zhao Shilong: The following is a translation of a section from the book titled Investigation China: The Story Behind The News by veteran reporter Zhao Shilong (”√™¬¢¬°Àô). Zhao is one of the most famous investigative reporters in China, and the book […]

Reuters: China arrests 15 in AIDS blood donor scandal

From Reuters: China has arrested 15 people for involvement in illegal blood-selling schemes blamed for widespread HIV/AIDS infections in the 1990s, the China Daily said on Thursday. The arrests were linked to 106 cases of unsafe blood collection, illegal organization of people to sell plasma and “serious malpractice” in blood market supervision, the newspaper quoted […]

Letting light into an Aids ‘black hole’

A team led by Dr. David Ho will distribute an cocktail therapy for HIV/Aids in Henan Province, according to a report in the South China Morning Post (reg required): “Taking a small step on a long journey, a group headed by world-renowned Aids researcher David Ho Dai-i will soon reach out to the infamous Aids […]

China to conduct first nationwide survey on AIDS epidemic

AFP reported that the Chinese government plans to carry out the first ever nationwide survey on the sale of blood and HIV/Aids: “The Ministry of Health issued an order Wednesday requesting provinces and cities throughout China carry out a comprehensive search to ‘fully grasp’ who sold blood and test them for the HIV virus. ‘Not […]



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