Opening up

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 February, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 February, 2004, 12:00am
 

Veterinary experts say the central government's recent commitment to openness is the reason why it has acknowledged cases of bird flu on the mainland for the first time.


Poultry epidemics have occurred regularly throughout Chinese history - with many dating back centuries - and mainland farmers often treated the outbreaks as bad luck that could be driven away by worshipping the gods.


Full story - A4


Share

 

Send to a friend

To forward this article using your default email client (e.g. Outlook), click here.

Opening up

Enter multiple addresses separated by commas(,)

For unlimited access to:

SCMP.com SCMP Tablet Edition SCMP Mobile Edition 10-year news archive