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  1. Pollution taking a toll on children's health

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... in public health by improving access to health care and tackling infectious diseases, with remarkably good results. The average life expectancy is now 71.8 years, up from 35 in 1949, while ... facilities on the mainland has increased by 82 per cent and the number of health staff by 88 per cent. But, in spite of these improvements, significant challenges for maternal and child health care ...

  2. Balanced growth marks 5-year plan, Hu says

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'China... is prepared to further deepen reforms in education, health care, housing, public cultural services and enhance investment in people's livelihoods in the new year,' the commentary said. 'More attention... will be given to protecting the legal rights of China's vulnerable groups and ordinary workers, as well as fulfilling the general public's expectations ...

  3. Public services sidelined by growth, say scholars

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... education and health care- the main causes of the soaring number of street protests on the mainland. 'The change in roles [required by administrative reform] means the government must deal ... undermined the authorities' credibility. 'While forced evictions are caused by the government's pursuit of development, pollution- which has harmed public health- highlights ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing must make fighting pollution its priority

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... commentators. One said, rightly, it was supportive of pro-consumption expenditures like social security, health care and education. After all, consumers cannot be expected to increase discretionary spending if they are building personal savings for health care, education and their old age. In his final work report, Wen delivered a special warning to the country's new leaders ...

  5. Stoves burning coal and wood are killing 420,000 a year, says expert

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... hazards. Dr Smith recommended long-term and short-term approaches. He urged the government to improve the quality of, and access to, health-care facilities in rural areas. 'Many of the deaths ... who is also a professor of the School of Public Health at the University of California in Berkeley, about 180 million mainland rural households still use indoor and open-air coal ...

  6. Cleaning up murky financial waters

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... be easier for Beijing to take bolder moves on worthy causes like education, public health, social security and environmental protection. Some critics hold that the current inadequacy of public services in China is merely the symptom of an underdeveloped economy, and that future economic growth will naturally take care of the deficiencies. I cannot agree. After years of rapid economic ...

  7. Experts warn of risk from 2,000 missing radioactive sources

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that at least 2,000 missing civilian radioactive sources pose a more direct threat to public health. The civilian radioactive sources- for a wide range of industrial and medical uses- required careful ... to 1998, more than 1,000 people were irradiated in 300-odd radioactive accidents, with at least 30 cases every year, the weekly cited Fan Shengan, a radiological expert from the Health Ministry, ...

  8. The high cost of an economic miracle

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... of 'economic losses' caused by sulfur dioxide emissions, estimated at about 510 billion yuan last year, but health care costs are a key part. A study by Fudan University's School of Public Health said air pollution was costing Shanghai alone more than 8 billion yuan a year in health care costs. Additional reporting by Lillian Yang ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of the tourist hordes

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by ELIZABETH BECKER

    ... industrial complexes. While few noticed, travel and tourism grew into a giant business sector and the world's largest employer- beating out health care, education and retail. At least one out ... be among tourism's early proponents. In late 1978, he gave five "direction talks" on the central role tourism might play in China's reform movement. For Deng, tourism ...

  10. Turning the tide on a cancerous river

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... in the country. Few earn more than 800 yuan a year and most cannot afford decent health care. Armed only with a pen, notebook and camera, the locally born Mr Huo photographs the polluted waterways, ... becoming a full-time activist. Mr Huo says ensuring the river is cleaned up and the estimated 30,000 sick villagers cared for depends on the public being given the right to monitor the efforts ...




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