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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Prostitution thrives as officials say one thing and do another

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Cary Huang

    ... and six million prostitutes ply their trade on the mainland, according to a 2010 World Health Organisation report. Some estimates say there are as many as 10 million sex workers in the country. ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    More Chinese than Westerners howl against annual dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Cary Huang

    ... are consumed in China for their supposed health benefits or as delicacies. But this year the festival, which has for decades been held during the summer solstice in Yulin, Guangxi province, has come ... and imprisonment. With growing concerns over public health and animal cruelty, there are increasing laws to protect animals. Chinese law makes it illegal to hunt, buy or eat any of the country's 420 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Questions fly thick and fast over delay in bird flu report

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... authorities to reveal the scale of the epidemic. It is not hard to understand why many remain wary of what the government does or says in the public-health realm, even though it has repeatedly vowed to promptly disclose any human cases of H7N9 bird flu, the latest killer virus to emerge. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said last Sunday that only a few cases had been discovered, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Wives joining leaders on overseas trips introduces China to 'lady diplomacy'

    Posted May 11th 2014, 03:34am by Cary Huang

    ... Cheng's intellect and dedication to her family. She once cared for an elderly relative stricken with cancer until the relative died. Xinhua also talked about Cheng's more than 30-year career ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Between state media's lines often lies the crux of an issue

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by Cary Huang

    ... 2012, given that they had been in power for only about 18 months. But Xinhua editors apparently wanted to draw readers' attention to the heart of the matter even as they took care to avoid ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Violence against medical workers in China may be fuelled by distrust

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... of health care were reduced, and ways were found to improve the public's faith in doctors. The Changjiang Daily said rumours of doctors getting kickbacks from drug companies were not unfounded ... a circular issued by the Ministry of Public Security and National Health and Family Planning Commission. Though highly visible on the walls of hospitals, the circular has not deterred assaults ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Obsession with Chinese actor's affair outshines concerns over flight MH370

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:55am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... The public's attention to celebrity gossip was unprecedented, the paper wrote, and questioned why people would care more about Wen's infidelity than the missing plane that was carrying 154 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Mediation, not more security, the cure for hospital violence in China

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 04:51am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in exchange for prescriptions and treatments. The Guangzhou Daily said the problem of patient attacks could only be solved through a sweeping overhaul of the health care system. It said charges ... of patients' decisions to act out. But so far the government has focused on improving hospital security rather than quieting anger. The day after the Guangzhou attack, the National Health and Family ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Practice among some Chinese students of mailing dirty laundry home prompts debate

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 03:33am by Zhang Hong

    ... cost dozens of yuan for every 10kg. The Chongqing Business Daily criticised students' inability to take care of their own laundry, suggesting many were overly pampered. Most university ... generation". "Many factors might have contributed to the students' inability to care for themselves," Chongqing Business Daily said. "The most important one is a lack of family ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Chinese media outraged about sexual abuse at top gymnast academy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by WU NAN

    ... entrusted to their care have been received with shock and outrage in the mainland media. The media have asked how such an honoured institution could bury its sins so deeply. Dean Liu Zhiqiang, 48, ...




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