In response to a rising trend of hospital violence inflicted on doctors and medical staff by...
health care corruption
May 10, 2016
A government probe into Baidu’s paid search results has concluded that the web services...
May 4, 2016
On Monday, Chinese authorities launched an investigation into Baidu’s unethical search...
May 3, 2016
Tweeter @beidaijin has shared the following propaganda directive, also posted to CDT Chinese: #Ban...
May 2, 2016
Badiucao responds to the death of college student Wei Zexi, who died of cancer in April after...
Aug 14, 2015
At the China Policy Institute Blog, Dr. Neil Munro from the University of Glasgow discusses...
Jan 10, 2014
The New Yorker’s Jiayang Fan reports concerns that plans to phase out organ harvesting from...
Jul 17, 2010
Back in 2007, a former Hunan pharmacist named Gao Chun (高纯) earned scorn and admiration for daring to stand up to corrupt practices within China’s State Food & Drug Administration. A July 7, 2010 Southern Metropolis...
Mar 22, 2010
China Daily has an update on the vaccine scandal in Shanxi: The latest probe into a vaccine scandal in north China’s Shanxi Province showed violation of rules by the provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention...
Apr 6, 2009
From AP, via the alternet.org: China announced Monday the outlines of a thorough reform of the health care system that pledges to provide improved services to all citizens by 2020, tackling a critical issue that has become a...
Sep 28, 2007
The New York Times gives more details about the alleged drug smuggling ring that produces the world’s supply of steroids: A 62-page affidavit by a special agent of the Food and Drug Administration details an extraordinary level of personal involvement in the trafficking and sale of the powerful hormones by Jin Lei, the founder and […]
Jul 19, 2007
The Washington Post writes about Zhang Zhijian, who was detained in 2006 after reposting an essay outlining collusion between food and drug regulators and pharmaceutical companies: The case of Zhang and other would-be whistleblowers opens a window into the weaknesses of China’s regulatory system, which in recent months has come under global criticism after a […]
May 9, 2007
The scandal over tainted food and medicine in China continues: China vowed Wednesday to crack down on contaminated and sometimes deadly food and drugs after a string of sensational revelations about the safety of Chinese products. The campaign followed an announcement that authorities had detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that […]
Nov 12, 2006
From the New York Times: Some 2,000 people mobbed and ransacked a hospital in southwestern China on Friday in a dispute over medical fees and shoddy health care practices, a human rights group said today. At least 10 people were injured when police broke up the demonstration at Guang’an (ÂπøÂÆâ) City No. 2 People’s Hospital, […]
Oct 18, 2006
An Oct. 16 program of CCTV’s News Probe (Chinese) tells a story about devastated parents, some of whom sold all their property and ran into big debts to come up with hefty bills for as much as 900,000 yuan ($11,000) to treat their little kids’ thalassemia (Âú∞‰∏≠Êµ∑Ë¥´Ë°ÄÁóá) at Guangzhou Zhujiang Hospital (ÂπøÂ∑ûÁè†Ê±üÂåªÈô¢). They were among […]
Sep 2, 2006
From Reuters: A Chinese health official once hailed as a hero for his work in fighting the spread of SARS has been jailed for life for taking “huge” bribes from vaccine distributors, state media said on Saturday. Luo Yaoxing, an official with the Guangdong Provincial Disease Prevention and Control Centre, was convicted and sentenced on […]
Aug 16, 2006
From ChinaNews Net via Yulun Jiandu, translated by CDT: “Red envelopes(Á∫¢ÂåÖ),” a stud of cash from patients’ families, usually willingly, to doctors, are not commercial bribes, says the Beijing Health Bureau, which is in charge of all hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. The city’s health bureau did set up a commercial bribery self-correction account a […]
Apr 30, 2006
From Shanghai Daily (link): The Ministry of Health punished six officials from a top-level hospital in Heilongjiang Province, by firing its administrative and party chiefs, as it wrapped up the investigation of an over-charged medical bill scandal, Xinhua news agency reported today. The ministry also suspended the top-level license of the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of […]
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- Sinocism (July 25, 2022 newsletter) – Taiwan and Pelosi; Vaccinations; Real estate bailout; Xi Thought on Diplomacy
- Politico (China Watcher Newsletter) – Xi’s Online Nicknames Spark Censorship Spree
- Nature – New deepfake regulations in China are a tool for social stability, but at what cost?