On Tuesday, Xi Jinping visited Wuhan, epicenter of the now global COVID-19 pandemic, in a show of official confidence that the worst of the outbreak in China has passed. For years, official rhetoric has emphasized Xi’s...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 7, 2020
On Friday, China reported only a single new COVID-19 infection outside the outbreak’s epicenter of Wuhan, which saw 74 new cases, with the additional exception of 24 cases found in people returning from abroad. The same...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 12, 2020
Wuhan doctor Li Wenliang was first disciplined for "spreading rumors" about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, then used as a deterrent example by state media along with seven others. He was then rehabilitated and...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 30, 2020
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Delete the article...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 23, 2020
A new strain of coronavirus, discovered on December 31 in Wuhan and initially reported as a viral pneumonia outbreak, has so far infected at least 830 globally and killed 25. Most confirmed infections so far have been in China,...
by Natalie Ornell | Jul 7, 2014
Zhuang Pinghui at The South China Morning Post reports that measles, a disease Beijing had planned...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 6, 2013
China’s H7N9 flu outbreak had claimed 6 lives by Saturday, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 16. With the discovery of the virus among live poultry on sale at Shanghai markets, over 20,536 chickens, ducks, geese...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 15, 2007
From Xinhua via Shanghai Daily: China’s southern city of Guangzhou has reported massive deaths of ducks in a village which are suspected to be a bird flu outbreak, according to information posted on the Website of the Ministry of Agriculture. On September 5, farmers in Sixian village, Xinzao Township in the Panyu district of Guangzhou […]
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