medical system

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...

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...

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...

China Announces Subsidies for Health Care

China has announced its plans for a $123 billion universal health care system. From The New York Times: China announced Wednesday that it intended to spend $123 billion by 2011 to establish universal health care for the...

An insight into sky-high medical expenses – Wen Gang and Zhuang Xueyun

From Hainan Daily. Translated via Sinofile: The reform of the medical and public health system has become a “half-done dish” that patients, hospitals and the government are all dissatisfied with. Not long ago, China’s Reform of the Medical and Health System,” a joint project conducted by the Development Research Center of the State Council and […]

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