At Think Africa Press, James Wan reports that 200,000 Ugandans have signed up for a company which...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 24, 2012
China Daily’s Africa edition, launched last week, is just the latest component of a long-running soft power campaign. China has been sending medical teams to Africa for almost 50 years, and has 42 currently at work around...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 4, 2012
The Chinese government has arrested almost 2,000 people and confiscated about $180 million worth of counterfeit drugs, Reuters reports: The operation, involving around 18,000 police officers, discovered fake or adulterated drugs...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 1, 2011
During an investigation of illegal drug networks, police in Henan province seized approximately $30million in counterfeit pharmaceuticals and 65 medicine bottles. China Daily reports: The public security bureau in the city of...
by cschultz | Jun 13, 2009
As reported in the Times of India, the government of Nigeria has claimed that imported pharmaceuticals that were labeled “Made in India” were actually created in China: The matter came to light after The Times of...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 31, 2007
Amid reports of poisonous toys and tainted food products, the New York Times has a lengthy report on unregulated and often deadly drugs entering the world market from China: Pharmaceutical ingredients exported from China are often made by chemical companies that are neither certified nor inspected by Chinese drug regulators, The New York Times has […]
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 23, 2007
Chinese authorities have announced an investigation into a state-owned company that allegedly distributed tainted medicine responsible for 94 deaths in Panama. From AP: The developments come as Beijing is battling international mistrust centered on Chinese exports found to contain potentially toxic chemicals and additives. China has recently taken steps apparently aimed at recapturing global confidence […]
by Sophie Beach | Jul 20, 2007
Josie Liu reports on whistle blower Gao Chun, who tried for years to expose corruption within the pharmaceutical industry and the State Food and Drug Administration and the support he is garnering from netizens in China: Gao Chun, a 41-year-old man from Hunan, gained his fame along with Mr. Zheng Xiaoyu’s fall. He was featured […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 28, 2007
As the New York Times reports that 900,000 tubes of toothpaste manufactured in China and poisoned with antifreeze have been distributed to hospitals for the mentally ill, prisons, and some regular hospitals, the Chinese government defended the quality of the country’s exports. From AP: China insisted Thursday that the safety of its products was “guaranteed,” […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 21, 2007
As the Los Angeles Times reports that cough medicine which included a toxic ingredient that originated in China may be to blame for at least 67 deaths in Panama, Asia Times reports on the abundance of fake goods, including dinosaur bones, streaming out of China: There is something a bit geeky about faking dinosaur remains. […]
by Sophie Beach | May 19, 2007
Following news that poisoned toothpaste imported to Panama may have come from China, the Washington Post offers another report on the ubiquity of contaminated imports from China, which U.S. officials have done little to stem. Last month alone, more than 1,000 counterfeit or tainted food, medicines, cosmetics or dietary supplements were detained at U.S. ports: […]
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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods