Under the Knife

For the New Yorker, Christopher Beam looks at the problems facing China’s health care...

Mother Claims Doctor Sold Baby to Smuggling Ring

Police in Shaanxi are investigating a mother’s claims that her new-born child was sold by Zhang Shuxia, a doctor at the Maternal and Childcare Hospital in Fuping. Chris Luo at South China Morning Post reports: A woman who...

Infant’s Death Inflames Health-Care Tensions

The death of a 12-day-old infant in an incubator at a Fujian hospital has fanned already widespread public distrust of China’s healthcare system. From Shangjing Li at China Real Time Report: Hospital authorities and the...

China Accuses GlaxoSmithKline of Corruption

At The New York Times, David Barboza reports the latest development in a series of government probes and proddings of foreign companies in China: confessions, according to the Ministry of Public Security, of corrupt practices...

AIDS Activism: Bad Blood

Following protests in Zhengzhou last month in which some 300 AIDS patients and supporters toppled the gate of a government compound, The Economist explains the roots, challenges and particular sensitivity of AIDS activism in...

Report Details China’s TB Epidemic

More than 10% of China’s annual tuberculosis cases are multi-drug resistant (MDR), according to a national TB survey published Thursday in The New England Journal of Medicine which “pulls no punches” in...

Hospital in China Fends Off Angry Mob

Professional mourners have long been a part of funerals in China. Now, the bereaved can also hire mobs of pitchfork-wielding protesters to add teeth to demands for compensation, while beseiged hospital staff are taking up arms...

Qing Censorship & Han “Confucianism”

An essay published by Caixin magazine describes the cases of two persecuted scholars, with thinly veiled allusion to contemporary China. Both men were imprisoned, accused of insanity and finally executed. Emperor...

Chinese Hospitals Are Battlegrounds of Discontent

The New York Times reports on hostility between patients’ families and doctors in Chinese hospitals, and a plan to install police officers in hospital administration positions in Shenyang to ward off violent attacks: Over...



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