A pair of essays this week illustrates different parts of the spectrum of methods with which...
by Samuel Wade | May 25, 2014
China’s new mental health law, for all its faults, has substantially addressed the problem...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 14, 2012
China passed its first mental health law in October, after almost thirty years of efforts. The new law is intended to address issues such as patent privacy and wrongful institutionalisation but, according to Elizabeth M. Lynch...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 26, 2012
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,...
by Xiao Qiang | May 28, 2010
The following news item is from China Police Net. The news is entitled: Mental Hospitals Cannot Admit Normal People Without Police Approval. Excerpts translated by CDT: Reporting from Wuhan, May 27, 2010. Reporter Qin Qianqiao...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2009
The PBS Newshour reports on political dissidents and petitioners in China who are sentenced to psychiatric hospitals:
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 10, 2008
Preparing for the Olympics is not just limited to Beijing. Changshu is a small city in Jiangsu province, with a population of more than a million. The following text is from the official site of the Public Health Bureau of...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 18, 2006
From The Los Angeles Times (link): A psychiatric examination performed on a former patient held for 13 years in a police-run Chinese mental hospital has concluded that there was no cause for his detention, human rights groups said Thursday in condemning Beijing’s political abuse of psychiatry.Dutch psychiatrists who tested Wang Wanxing, 56, over a two-day […]
CDT in the News
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- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
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