medical ethics

In Shanghai, Doctors Battle Officialdom and Exhaustion

As state media rings with Xi Jinping’s pronouncement that “persistence is victory” in Shanghai’s fight against Omicron—now sometimes referred to as “The Battle to Protect Shanghai”—a different martial metaphor reigns on social...

Gene-editing Scientist He Jiankui Sentenced to Three Years

Last November, He Jiankui, a researcher at Shenzhen’s Southern University of Science and Technology, announced that he had successfully used the CRISPR-CaS9 genome-editing tool to alter the embryos of twin girls to make them...

Tainted Chinese Herbs Are Harming, Not Healing

A Greenpeace investigation of Chinese herbal products (PDF) reveals that high concentrations of pesticides are polluting the environment and making China’s traditional medicine harmful to human health. From Sue-Lin Wong...

Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Survive?

At Aeon Magazine, James Palmer describes the political, economic and cultural drives behind the $60 billion Traditional Chinese Medicine industry in China and Hong Kong, and its uneasy relationship with science and modern...

China’s “Bio-Google” Hunts for Roots of Genius

At The Wall Street Journal, Gautam Naik details one of Chinese gene-sequencing firm BGI’s current projects: a search for the genetic roots of exceptional intelligence, conducted together with Robert Plomin at King’s...

China Accused of Selling Bad Vaccines

A report by well-known investigative journalist Wang Keqin has shed light on the mishandling of vaccines which has rendered them ineffective or dangerous. From the New York Times: Mr. Chen said that the center, which is part of...

China to Set Up Controversial Medical Ethics Evaluation System – China News Agency

Translated by CDT from China News Agency: China’s Ministry of Health and Chinese Medicine Administration have jointly issued a regulation that aims to set up a evaluation system to tally the medical ethics of doctors in various hospitals and other health care providers in the country. There are three components in the evaluation regime: self-assessment, […]

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