From Xinhua: China is set to issue regulations to remove hepatitis B check from physical examination for school entrance and work, according to the Ministry of Health. Mao Qunan, a spokesman with the ministry, said here Tuesday...
by Liu Yong | Oct 11, 2009
From AFP: China will stop mandatory hepatitis B tests for employees joining new companies and students enrolling in schools, state media said Sunday, after a court ruled the tests were illegal discrimination. Deng Haihua, deputy...
by Liu Yong | Jul 29, 2009
From AP: Chinese authorities seized dozens of newsletters from a nonprofit group that fights discrimination against people with hepatitis B, a campaigner said Thursday, calling the move retribution for the group’s advocacy...
by Liu Yong | Sep 20, 2007
From China.org.cn: Job hunters are having hard times in China. They must compete with hundreds of their peers for a single vacancy. An offer often becomes a lifesaver to many anxious job hunters, especially those carrying the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV). China has 120 million HBV carriers, or nearly 10 percent of the nation’s population. […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 13, 2007
Also from Asia Sentinel, a report on the discrimination faced by carriers of Hepatitis B: It seems sometimes art imitates life, although in China it is not fidelity but blood that is separating people from their communities and friends. In this case, it is hepatitis B, a disease that has infected an estimated 130 million […]
by Wu Nan | Feb 12, 2007
From the Washington Post: Liao, a 28-year-old engineer, worked at a large electronics company in this coastal province town, two hours west of Shanghai. He helped decide where to place large production machines on the factory floor, and how many workers were needed on which assembly lines. Last year, he won an award for good […]
by Michael Zhao | Nov 24, 2006
From Radio Free Asia: A group of high-school students from the northwestern, mainly Muslim Uyghur region of Xinjiang is still fighting their exclusion from school because they are infected with the Hepatitis B virus. Authorities in the regional capital of Urumqi announced Thursday that seven ethnic minority Uyghur families who sued the local government over […]
by Mo Ming | Nov 17, 2006
From Financial Times: An attempt to sue authorities in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region over discrimination against children infected with the Hepatitis B virus has foundered after parents dropped the case under what activists say was heavy pressure from local officials. The failure of the lawsuit highlights the difficulties faced by Chinese who seek to challenge […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 16, 2006
The Economist writes about the discrimination faced by the one out of ten Chinese citizens who suffer from Hepatitis B: IN CHINA, as elsewhere, people with HIV/AIDS often suffer discrimination. But a far bigger group of virus carriers in China encounters similar bigotry. For 130m Chinese carrying the hepatitis B virus, which can cause fatal […]
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