New Mental Health Law Comes Into Effect

China’s first mental health law, passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee last October after attempts spanning almost 30 years, came into effect on May 1st. Besides protecting patient privacy and...

Law Promises to Stop Forced Psychiatric Treatment

Xinhua reports that, after almost 30 years of efforts, China has adopted its first mental health law to protect patient privacy and other rights, and to combat the problem of wrongful institutionalisation. Under the new law,...

China Stamps Its Authority on Hong Kong (Washington Post)

Reuters Tuesday, April 6, 2004; 4:10 AM By Alison Leung and Carrie Lee Click here for full article. “The Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) passed an interpretation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law giving Beijing full control over the territory’s political reform. The leaders of China’s parliament interpreted two clauses in Hong Kong’s […]

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