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Vested interests, ignorance aid China’s tobacco industry

In an interview with the AFP, a WHO official says that healthcare costs will escalate in China as a lack of education and the government’s vested interests encourage the country’s smokers. One in three of the world’s smokers live in China. More than 1 million people die in China every year from tobacco-related illness; the […]

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Official Denounced for Posting Letter Alleging Corruption in Communist Party

Also from today’s Washington Post: “……The party functionary, a 52-year-old former farmer with a middle-school education, captured the national imagination with his complaints because most Chinese are all too aware of the official corruption that has accompanied the last 25 years of economic liberalization. The tale of a county-level party secretary recounting his struggles against […]

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China faces six problems in population structure (People’s Daily)

July 11 is the “World Population Day.” A Chinese population official aid that China now faces six major problems in optimizing population structure. These problems are: 1, Serious gender imbalance in newborns; 2, Population with born defects remains high; 3, Population aging; 4,Social problems caused by population migration, such as children left behind in rural […]

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The Chinese Divide

Washington Post political correspondent David Broder published this essay yesterday. He quoted a retired Chinese economist Mao Yushi in his article. “China is splitting into two countries,” he (Mao) told me and Philip Pan, The Post’s Beijing correspondent. “The cities are developing” under the policies of market capitalism that have been adopted by China’s communist […]

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Freelance writer jailed

The BBC and the AP have reported on the arrest of freelance journalist and Internet essayist Liu Shui, who has been sentenced without trial to two years of “custody and education” in Shenzhen. The original news release from the Committee to Protect Journalists is here. Many of Liu Shui’s writings (in Chinese) are available here. […]

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China bans new Internet bars near schools (AP)

“China on Thursday banned new Internet bars near schools, saying “harmful cultural information” online was hurting children. New Internet services won’t be allowed within 200 meters of schools, the official China News Service reported. It didn’t say whether those already operating would be affected. Chinese leaders encourage Internet use for business and education, but have expressed […]

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