Soon after barring children from reality TV and scrubbing the colorful language of a rising...
Chinese Academy of Science
by Samuel Wade | Feb 18, 2013
In 2011, human consumption of antibiotics in China was ten times the global average. Because overuse of the drugs can give rise to resistance in the bacteria they target, the Health Ministry has repeatedly promised to cut down...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 22, 2013
Beijing’s acting mayor has announced an array of new measures to combat air pollution in the city, following heavy smog that seeped hundreds of points off the scale this month. From Xinhua: The capital will take 180,000...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 4, 2011
A three-part series by Louisa Lim at NPR explores China’s quest for scientific prestige. Frequently, it emerges, this is marked by impressive but superficial figures such as raw numbers of papers published, rather than...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 20, 2011
Paul Mooney reports for the South China Morning Post on heavy metal contamination from industries such as e-waste recycling and textile manufacture. The pollution can devastate health and agricultural livelihoods, but those...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 14, 2011
Jeffrey Wasserstrom talks to fellow China Beat founder Kenneth Pomeranz about China’s water woes, the limits of central power and the unpredictable effects of climate change. The interview concludes with a list of...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 15, 2008
From the China’s Scientific & Academic Integrity Watch blog: The crisis of tainted food is still spreading deeper and wider in China. Melamine contamination is now found in milk, dairy products, candies, and chicken...
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