China Investigates ‘Golden Rice’

As China tightens food safety regulations amid various accusations, including the discovery of a cancer-causing toxin in baby formula, China is now investigating claims that genetically-modified ‘Golden Rice’ was tested on...

Vaccine Probe: Ex-health Chief Accused of Graft

China Daily has an update on the vaccine scandal in Shanxi: The latest probe into a vaccine scandal in north China’s Shanxi Province showed violation of rules by the provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

New Human Bird Flu Vaccine Virus Developed – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily: A new recombinant H5N1 vaccine virus has been developed in China and is available for researchers and companies that want to develop or produce the H5N1 vaccine for human use, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said. Shu Yuelong, senior official with Chinese CDC, […]

China saddled with rich and poor diseases – Tan Ee Lyn

From Reuters: Rapid modernization has given rise to complex health problems in China and it is saddled not only with diseases that afflict developing states but those in advanced countries too, senior Chinese health officials said. China was facing a double burden, Wang RuotaoÔºàÁéãËã•Ê∂õÔºâ, a senior research fellow at the Chinese Center for Disease Control […]


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