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Translation: Should We Treat the Unvaccinated Like Deadbeats?

China is in the midst of a push to vaccinate 560 million people—40 percent of its population—by June. However, facing slow vaccine uptake (a February survey found the majority of medical workers unwilling to take it) and a minor...

Suicide Bombing at Village Government Office Leaves 5 Dead

A suicide bombing in a rural Guangdong village left five dead and five injured on Monday, March 22. A swiftly imposed media blackout left details of the incident vague but it seems that the attacker, a 59-year-old local, was...

Minitrue: Shandong Village Relocations, Exam Score Theft

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source. Notice: From June 28 onward, all...

Abandoned Steel Mills Threaten Public Health

Falling prices, weak demand and mounting debt in China’s steel industry have led to a series of closures and mergers in recent years, leaving many mills abandoned. At China Dialogue, Gao Shengke reports that health risks...

Inside China’s “Cancer Villages”

The Guardian’s Jonathan Kaiman talks to residents of some of China’s hundreds of “cancer villages” about the obstacles to their efforts to seek redress: Yanglingang residents count their home as one of...

One Dead, Six Injured in South China Village Clash

An 80-year-old feud between villages in Hainan’s Dongfang City erupted on Wednesday, leaving one dead and six injured. From Xinhua: The fight happened at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday between several hundred residents of...

Xinhua: Shops for farmers

From Xinhua: The principle of respecting local situations and choosing proper strategies must be stuck to in the push to improve farmers’ consumption, says an article in People’s Daily. An excerpt follows: The topic of boosting rural consumption has been much talked about this year. A number of provinces imposed the specific aim of setting […]

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