The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 27, 2008
Lyndsey Layton reports in the Washington Post: The FDA has been testing hundreds of food products for melamine in the aftermath of a scandal this year involving Chinese infant formula tainted with melamine. Chinese manufacturers...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 18, 2008
In response to a spate of food safety controversies in recent years, the U.S. FDA will set up its first overseas office in China. From AP: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, speaking on the eve of opening of...
by Paulina Hartono | Oct 4, 2008
China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine have declared new milk products to be melamine free. Xinhua reports: The latest sample test detected no melamine in newly supplied liquid...
by Morgan Figuers | Apr 15, 2008
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expects to have eight of its employees stationed in China by this October in order to better monitor food exports. The FDA announced this plan in March, and now the Associated Press reports...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 1, 2008
From AFP: The US drug safety watchdog warned Monday on its website that several Chinese-made ‘dietary supplements’ contain the active ingredient found in Viagra, and could be harmful to consumers. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to buy or use Super Shangai, Strong Testis, Shangai Ultra, Shangai Ultra X, Lady […]
by Liu Yong | Oct 9, 2007
From Wall Street Journal: When a small drug maker here got Food and Drug Administration approval for an AIDS drug this past summer, the Chinese pharmaceutical industry quietly passed an important milestone. As far as the agency can tell, it is the first time a Chinese company has won permission to export finished pills to […]
by Gao Fei | Jun 17, 2007
A repeat of mass poisoning caused by tainted glycerin imported from China alerts nations of a need for better accountability in a global economy. From The Houston Chronicle: After a drug ingredient from China killed dozens of Haitian children a decade ago, a senior American health official sent a cable to her investigators: Find out […]
CDT in the News
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- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- 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