In a letter to Beijing You’an Hospital on World AIDS Day, Premier Li Keqiang “stressed...
Oct 10, 2012
In the early 1990s, thousands of impoverished rural residents in Henan Province gave blood at local clinics which offered compensation for their blood plasma. Their blood was drawn and mixed together in a common vat, and then...
Jul 13, 2010
Jim Amon, director of health and human rights at Human Rights Watch, writes on the international community’s uncritical praise of China’s response to its HIV/AIDS epidemic. From the Los Angeles Times: This tension...
Jul 18, 2007
From Caijing.com.cn: China’s fight against AIDS has made progress but suffers from public stigma and a lack of transparency among local governments, a top United Nations health official said in Beijing. Peter Piot, director of the UNAIDS agency, spoke at a July 17 ceremony where he presented an award to Beijing’s vice minister of health, […]
May 8, 2007
Youtube carried the following video of an interview with Gao Yaojie, a famous Chinese AIDS activist, who won the Vital Voices Global Partnership Leadership Award for this year. – See also “Video: Gao Yaojie, the AIDS Fighters” via CDT: video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4.
Apr 20, 2007
From BBC News: A prominent critic of the Chinese government’s record fighting HIV/Aids is being harassed by the authorities weeks after receiving a major award. Dr Gao Yaojie exposed a 1990s blood transfusion scandal that infected thousands of people in Henan province. She was recently recognised for her work by a charity in New York, […]
Mar 19, 2007
From RFA Unplugged: “I am very concerned that the authorities will find new ways to keep me down, when I return. I am particularly worried about my family. Both mine and my son’s e-mail accounts have been closed. I want to publish two books. One is a manuscript that I gave to a publisher in […]
Mar 15, 2007
From The Washington Post: Last month, at the Chinese New Year, officials from China’s central Henan province showed up at the door of Gao Yaojie, an 80-year-old retired obstetrician, blogger and AIDS activist. Previously, provincial officials had come to the house only to harass Gao, who was under house arrest. But this time, on Feb. […]
Mar 12, 2007
China analyst David Cowhig has provided the following translation of an article from the China Business Herald about Doctor Gao Yaojie and the AIDS epidemic in China. Below is a note from the translator followed by the translation: Translator’s note: Dr. Gao Yaojie will receive a Global Leadership Award from Vital Voices on March 14 […]
Feb 25, 2007
From Reuters via The China Post: A 79-year-old prominent Chinese AIDS activist is to fly to the United States as early as Sunday to receive a human rights award after she was freed from house arrest thanks to U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Gao Yaojie is to receive the Vital Voices Global Women’s Leadership Award […]
Feb 24, 2007
A Chinese official wrote the Washington Post a letter to berate the reports of Gao Yaojie’s house arrest: Re “China Covers Up AIDS Doctor’s Detention” and “China Relents, Allowing AIDS Doctor to Visit U.S.” (news articles, Feb. 16 and 17): Dr. Gao Yaojie has long worked for H.I.V./AIDS prevention, treatment and assistance in China. Her […]
Feb 23, 2007
From Boxun, translated by CDT: Hu Jia (ËÉ°‰Ω≥), an AIDS activist, reported that Gao Yaojie arrived in Beijing yesterday (Feb. 22) afternoon. Hu and his wife Zeng Jinyan picked her up at the airport. Last night, Professor Gao met with Shu Haiyun, secretary of the Politics Department of the German Embassy. When Gao was confined […]
Feb 17, 2007
China analyst David Cowhig wrote: I found online the picture of the Henan Vice Governor visiting Dr. Gao on February 12th to convey the solicitude of the Party and Government on the occasion of the Spring Festival that appeared in the Henan Ribao. The link to the article is at here. An interesting expression on […]
Feb 17, 2007
From New York Times: China gave in to international pressure on Friday and agreed to release a prominent AIDS doctor from house arrest so she can attend an awards ceremony in Washington next month. “We’re just really...
Feb 16, 2007
From AP, via Houston Chronicle: Chinese officials signaled Friday they will allow a prominent AIDS activist who had been confined to her home to visit the United States next month, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said. Gao Yaojie, 80, was confined to her home, worrying fellow activists who said the measure was aimed at keeping her […]
Feb 15, 2007
From The New York Times: The photograph and article in Tuesday’s Henan Daily could have been headlined “Happy Holidays.” Three highranking Henan Province officials, beaming and clapping as if presenting a lottery check, were making an early Lunar New Year visit to the apartment of a renowned AIDS doctor, Gao Yaojie. They gave her flowers. […]
Feb 15, 2007
Dr. Gao Yaojie, the 80-year-old veteran AIDS fighter and national hero, was recently barred by the local government from going to Beijing to get her US visa to receive an award from US senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In the last part of this video series, Gao’s outspokenness has irked some health officials, for […]
Feb 15, 2007
From Reuters: An aged AIDS activist in central China said she remained under house arrest on Thursday despite abandoning plans to travel to the United States to collect a prize, but she vowed to keep exposing the spread of the disease. Gao Yaojie helped bring to light the spread of AIDS in her home province […]
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