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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Northern China on health alert as smog worsens

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pollution levels off the scale in Beijing, and with no wind, conditions could get even worse Health alert as choking smog worsens in north ... pollution data published hourly on Twitter showed the level of health-threatening PM2.5- or particles smaller than 2.5 microns- had reached 886 micrograms per cubic metre at 8pm. Its Air Quality ...

  2. The health of a nation

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Allen T. Cheng, BEIJING Afew years ago, the only fitness centres in Beijing were in the five-star hotels. Even then, only hotel guests frequented the gyms and swimming pools. But in a sign of how quickly things change in Beijing- and in China, for that ma ...

  3. Health of jailed journalist has improved, says wife after visit

    Posted Feb 17th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Ching Cheong's family gets surprise go-ahead for reunion before Lunar New Year The health of jailed journalist Ching Cheong has improved since he was transferred from Beijing to Guangzhou to serve out his prison term, members of his family said after visiting him yesterday. The first visit Ching has received since he was transferred came after a surprise call ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Beijing will not 'exclude possibility' of H7N9 infections

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:59am by Ernest Kao

    ... cases of pneumonia. Hong Kong’s Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said on Wednesday, there was no need yet to raise the city's pandemic response level, but the reintroduction of visitor health declaration forms was being considered. Taiwan’s health department has designated the H7N9 virus a notifiable disease. ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    Seven-year-old girl confirmed as Beijing's first bird flu case

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 09:41am by Minnie Chan

    ... disease outbreaks since the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak a decade ago. Beijing health authorities said both the girl's parents were vendors in a poultry market in Shayu town, ... of the disease. The girl developed flu symptoms on Thursday morning and was admitted to hospital that night. The health bureau said the girl's condition had improved after doctors gave her ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water for two decades because of health and safety concerns told state media yesterday that the quality of the capital's drinking water was good and up to international standards. Zhao Tianhong, a veterinarian by training who is now a water expert with the Beijing Health Care Association, told China News Service that her ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - Beijing

    Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 05:31pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Health Association Professional Committee for Drinking Water and along with her husband, a member of the Industry Committee of the National Development and Reform Commission’s Public Nutrition ...

  8. Infamous hospital surcharge to be axed by 2015

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Some hospitals received as little as 10 per cent of their income from the government funding, getting most from surcharges and tests. This is the first time the Health Ministry has set a timetable for abolishing the surcharge. Beijing promised to gradually eliminate them three years ago when it released a blueprint to revamp health care but no deadline was set because of strong ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in north shows problem is being ignored, say activists

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... including alerting people about health risks and warning them against going outdoors via television and microblogs, environmentalists say the government is still missing opportunities to tackle the pollution problem and protect people's health. Greenpeace campaigner Zhou Rong says many people find the health warnings abstract and confusing. Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public ...

  10. Beijing must kick its tobacco habit

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... A government that cares for the health and well-being of its citizens goes out of its way to keep them from harm. Smoking is undeniably harmful, yet authorities on the mainland have been ... revenue, it estimates that more than 20 million farmers grow tobacco, 520,000 workers process it in factories and 10 million are involved in retailing. But weighed against the health costs, ...




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