In recent months, a spirited debate about COVID-19 pandemic control strategy has emerged online, but is actively being suppressed through post deletion and other censorship, intimidation, personal attacks, and retaliation for...
by Anne Henochowicz | Aug 19, 2021
The arrival of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in mainland China has led some to reassess the country’s strategy of lockdowns and mass testing. Rather than endlessly cycle through such disruptive, costly measures, why not...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 24, 2012
China Daily’s Africa edition, launched last week, is just the latest component of a long-running soft power campaign. China has been sending medical teams to Africa for almost 50 years, and has 42 currently at work around...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2011
While China faces a shortage of doctors, many newly qualified physicians are abandoning the profession in favour of more lucrative careers in pharmaceutical sales. From Bloomberg: Mao [Mengjia], 26, tripled his income after...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 8, 2009
China has plans to build a 20,000 square meter stem cell research base in Jiangsu Province. From Reuters: China will build Asia’s biggest base to develop uses for stem cell medical technology, which the health minister...
by Liu Yong | Nov 15, 2007
From Time: As an oncologist, Dr. Jiang Zefei is trained to save lives. Working in China’s mediocre health system, this is rarely an easy task. Patients typically cannot afford basic care, and up-to-date medicine often isn’t even available. Recently, though, Jiang has gained an unexpected helping hand: global clinical drug trials. Lured by immense patient […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods