AIDS Activism: Bad Blood

Following protests in Zhengzhou last month in which some 300 AIDS patients and supporters toppled the gate of a government compound, The Economist explains the roots, challenges and particular sensitivity of AIDS activism in...

AIDS Patients Topple Government Gate

As the AIDS mortality rate in China has dropped, other reports found people with AIDS in China were denied hospital care. The Associated Press reports about 300 patients and their relatives toppled the main gate of a government...

China Declares Emergency as Drought Bites

Reuters reports on a severe drought hitting central and northern China: The drought gripping parts of central and northern China has sent Zhengzhou wheat futures prices up 5 percent this week but physical prices have not moved,...

Armored Illegal Dog Crackdown Team in Zhengzhou

Don’t panic, this is not a Chinese version of “Hellboy”. It is an armored illegal dog crackdown team in Zhengzhou city. Summarized and translated by CDT. Photos and story from East Today Daily: East Today Daily reported today that last Saturday scores of vehicles and members of the Urban Management Team were in battle array […]

Trapped Workers Rescued from Flooded Mine – Lydia Chen

An update on the group of miners trapped by rainwater in a Zhijan mine. From Shanghai Daily: All 69 miners who were trapped in a colliery for more than 75 hours were rescued today in the most successful mine rescue in China in recent years. Rescuers lifted the first batch of 31 miners to safety […]

Flood Traps 69 Chinese Miners – Reuters

CNN carried the report of coal miner’s latest tragedy of China’s “deadly industry.” Sixty-nine miners have been trapped in a flooded central Chinese coal mine operating above its design capacity, state media reported on Monday. Rescuers pumped out water and drilled holes to provide oxygen to the miners who were swamped after a flash flood […]

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