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  1. 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

    ... which killed 774 people worldwide, from the news media, they also remember that mainland officials hid the growing toll from the public for weeks before a wave of deaths and rumours forced 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 ...

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

    Rich couple's donation criticised, but Chinese lag in cross-border philanthropy

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 05:17am by Cary Huang

    ... per cent of total donations, which is even less than the single donation of US$350 million to Harvard University's School of Public Health by Hong Kong real-estate moguls Ronnie ... all the poor children in mountainous areas?" asked another. But state-run media appeared to be more positive about the development. The Beijing Morning Post said the public should adopt ...

  3. 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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Nation counting the cost of Beijing's expensive Apec makeover

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:16am by Cary Huang

    ... backfired, as their actions exposed their weakness and lack of self-confidence, not strength, in governance. All along they sacrificed the public's interest and health just to save face. ...

  5. 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

    ... unrealistic expectations for modern medicine. Others fail to understand the doctors' methods. The Legal Evening News said health authorities and media outlets should provide the public with more ... 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 ...

  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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

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

    Cadres' smoking ban good but not enough, Chinese media say

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:11am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Tougher laws needed to ensure officials light the way for health campaign to cut down on tobacco use, commentators insist Restricting cadres' smoking seen as small first step The mainland media have welcomed moves to ban officials from smoking in public places, but say this goes nowhere near far enough. The government should be pushing ...

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

    Woes of opium addiction shape Chinese debate on legalising marijuana

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:56am by Cary Huang

    ... federal law. American public opinion has shifted in favour of the drug, with 54 per cent of people backing its legalisation, up from about 12 per cent in the early 1970s. Similar calls emerged ... as the drug is claimed to be safe. Some have called for action to legalise it, citing the US practices. State media has taken pains to argue that marijuana poses a severe threat to the health ...

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

    Shelters for dumped babies 'the lesser of two evils'

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:30am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... 'the lesser of two evils' The problem of newborn babies being abandoned in parks, hospitals, public toilets or even dumpsters- often by unmarried mothers, migrants or others unable to afford health care- has long troubled mainland authorities. Many of the infants die of starvation, exposure or illness. So, two years ago, Hebei's provincial capital Shijiazhuang quietly ...

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

    What the mainland media say, October 28, 2012

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... their pace. The comment was based on the story of a Beijing lawyer who asked the Ministry of Railways to make public information about its official website, including how much it had cost and details ... to the citizen's right to know, and departments need to react correctly to each query and not play games … citizens are frequently having problems when trying to access public information, but the reaction ...




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