A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that the number of people...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 20, 2011
With the rate of diabetes skyrocketing in China due to an increasingly high carbohydrate diet and sedentary lifestyle, there is an increased demand among patients for new medications. The leading medications on the market are...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 22, 2011
At the Telegraph, Malcolm Moore reports on the increase in obesity among Shanghai’s schoolchildren, in the wake of China’s first competitive eating contest: The latest report from Shanghai’s Jiaotong university...
by Samuel Wade | May 31, 2011
The past ten years have seen a surge in obesity rates among Shanghai’s schoolchildren, according to a Global Times report: Obesity among Shanghai schoolchildren has increased 24.4 percent in the last decade, according to a...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 13, 2010
Bloomberg reports on the economic costs of China’s looming diabetes epidemic: Diabetes accounts for about 13 percent of medical expenditures in China, the International Diabetes Federation said in a statement distributed...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 24, 2010
Almost one in ten adults in China has diabetes, a new reports says. From Reuters: According to the report, more than 92 million adults in China have diabetes, and nearly 150 million more are well on their way to developing it....
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2006
From The Independent (link): China’s increasing wealth is stretching the country’s waistlines and threatening an epidemic of diabetes, cancer and other conditions that could kill up to 80 million people in the next 10 years, health officials say. Chinese people are typically slim, but there are many more overweight children and adults in evidence in […]
by Sophie Beach | Oct 25, 2005
From Asia Times: One could be forgiven for thinking communicable illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and the newly feared bird flu, are the major disease threats for Asia in the next and coming decades… It would be foolish in any way to discount the potential impact of these diseases. But a much greater health concern looms […]
CDT in the News
- Hindustan Times – Chinese Communist party wing mocks India’s Covid crisis on social media
- POLITICO – Feminists thwarting China’s population goals
- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms