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One Month Cocoons Draw New Moms

A report on The World discusses the Chinese tradition called “zuo yue zi”, when women enter a month of bed rest with their babies after giving birth. Ruth Morris reports that in China’s expanding confinement...

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...

When In China, Try Chinese Medicine

The Wall Street Journal’s senior editor Bob Davis shares a whimsical travel account of his visit to Tongcheng People’s Hospital in China where he sought medical treatment after breaking his ribs on a hike in 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...

Poultry Culls and Vaccine Labs Deployed Against Flu

China’s H7N9 flu outbreak had claimed 6 lives by Saturday, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 16. With the discovery of the virus among live poultry on sale at Shanghai markets, over 20,536 chickens, ducks, geese...

Market for Bear Bile Threatens Asian Population

As six bears are rescued from illegal bear bile farms, the New York Times reports the continuing demand for bear bile is threatening the bear population in Asia. This comes amid growing public concern for animal rights: Tigers,...

Rescuing China’s Bears

As Chinese citizens and celebrities become more vocal on animal rights amid controversies over shark fin soup and the harvesting of bear bile, six bears were rescued from an illegal bear bile farm and handed over to Animals...

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