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  1. Protest-zone test case blocked in Beijing

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Suzhou activist foiled in making application A representative of more than 100 property owners from Suzhou was detained and sent home yesterday when she tried to submit an application to protest in a designated zone in Beijing duri ...

  2. University hospital death 'not only one'

    Posted Nov 06th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... case, according to lawyers and relatives of victims. Previous court rulings showed that there were at least two other cases in which patients have died after being treated by unlicensed medical students and nursing students without supervision, they said. Beijing-based lawyer Sun Wanjun said he had handled three such cases and courts had ruled in favour of two of them. The third case ...

  3. Pig-borne disease claims five more lives

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing and Anita Lam Number of cases soars to 117 as WHO vows to closely monitor the situation An outbreak of a pig-borne disease in Sichuan province has claimed at least five more lives, bringing the death toll to 24, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health yesterday. The number of reported cases also rose substantially from 80 at noon on Sunday ...

  4. HK journalist confessed to spying: Beijing

    Posted Jun 01st 2005, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Josephine Ma

    ... arrest was related to former Communist Party leader Zhao Ziyang, who died in Beijing in January. 'I stress this case has nothing to do with the Zhao Ziyang interview or manuscript you ... said Ching's case had no connection with Singapore even though he worked for a Singapore newspaper, The Straits Times. Ching was arrested on April 22 and was formally charged with spying ...

  5. Bird flu fears spread after death of girl's mother

    Posted Jan 21st 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of the provincial capital, Changsha, had had contact with poultry between December 21 and 26. She developed a fever on December 28 and died on January 6 or 7 after developing a severe case of pneumonia, ... a pandemic. The girl, known only by her surname, Peng, remained in critical condition yesterday, according to state media. It was unclear if the two cases were related. The girl fell ill on January 7, ...

  6. Despite the panic over Sars, rabies proves far deadlier

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... of cases fell 4.34 per cent. Hepatitis remained a serious problem, with more than 392,000 cases, mostly hepatitis B. Without giving specific figures, the ministry's report said there was an increase in Aids and hepatitis C cases. Rabies was both the most lethal and the most contagious disease. The number of cases and the number of deaths were up 20 per cent from the first half ...

  7. Tongues wag over identity of mistress

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma The downfall of Shenzhen Mayor Xu Zongheng has sparked a guessing game among gossip-mongers about the identity of the 'mysterious' actress implicated in the case ... on CCTV. This helped to narrow down the possibilities. It has been a tradition for mainland media and websites to engage in gossip about mistresses when a corruption case surfaces. Weeks ago, ...

  8. WTO puts faith in surveillance system

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Bekedam. Mr Bekedam said the World Health Organisation hoped that a surveillance system, aimed at identifying suspected Sars cases quickly, could help avoid the need for any travel warnings to be issued against Sars-hit areas. Under the system, hospitals have to report any cases with symptoms similar to Sars to the local and national centres of disease prevention and control. 'With ...

  9. All students to face tuberculosis tests

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... in tuberculosis cases on the mainland - 290,882 in the first six months of this year, compared with 274,461 during the same period last year. In all, 372 people have died of the disease in the first half ... official added that most cases were found in boarding schools in small towns where sanitation was inadequate. 'Most of these students are peasant children from poor areas,' the official ...

  10. Capital on guard against flu to prepare for Sars

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... By lowering the likely number of influenza cases, Beijing hopes to increase its readiness for the killer coronavirus Beijing is taking a number of preventive measures to raise ... unit, but I will remember to get a receipt just in case,' he said. A health-care worker said priority would be given to frontline staff. Teams were also dispatched to schools ...




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