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  1. News - China

    Nanjing poultry butcher fourth person infected with H7N9 bird flu

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 02:32pm

    ... people in the city last month, and left one in critical condition in Anhui.  The Weibo user named “phoenix”, whose Weibo profile says he’s an administrative director at Nanjing Drum Tower ... avian influenza and she was quarantined. The original Weibo post has been withdrawn, but the image has been copied and circulated by other Weibo users. Nanjing is located 300 kilometres west ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    PLA officer calls H7N9 virus a US 'bio-psychological weapon'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 10:43am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Defence University,  wrote on his Sina Weibo micro-blog on Saturday. “Or else, it’ll be like in 2003 with Sars!” “At that time, America was fighting in Iraq and feared that China would take ... the former head of Google China and one of the most influential voices on Weibo, quipped in a reply. “I’m confident that the vast majority of soliders would not endorse this,” Luo Changping, deputy ...

  3. News - China

    Online pictures of dead birds spur China flu openness

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 03:49pm by AFP

    ... Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) epidemic. But analysts say the government has little choice, as technological change over the past decade and the proliferation of Twitter-like microblogs or weibos help ... H7N9 in people – were a case in point. When she posted them on her weibo account earlier this month, asking authorities to investigate, they were reposted 20,000 times, racked up hundreds ...

  4. News - China

    Shanghai stifled flu 'rumours' in early days, says report

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 11:12am by Amy Li

    ... said censors had shut down internet talk after the first few deaths from the virus but before a national lab confirmed H7N9 as a new strain of bird flu, weeks later. The first weibo post about ... Hours later, Shanghai officials explained on weibo that health experts had already excluded the possibility of a bird flu outbreak. They acknowledged that two people had died at the Fifth ...

  5. Business - Companies

    Yum China sales recovering from food safety, bird flu concerns

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 12:33pm by Reuters

    ... in the mainstream media and on Weibo, the China equivalent to popular US social media site Twitter. In April, just as those issues began to wane, reports about a new bird flu outbreak in the country picked ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Tobacco and roadside pollution more dangerous than bird flu

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... on Weibo. Xi's "dream" projects a vision of a vastly enhanced profile for China on the world stage. So what better place to project this new modern image than on the bonnet ... in black tights doing the rounds on the mainland's social networks. It was apparently started by a Weibo user on April 2. According to the website Knowyourmeme.com by April 5, the initial ...

  7. News - China - Shanghai

    Shanghai boy infected with H7N9 flu 'basically recovered'

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Authorities have confirmed that a four-year-old boy with the H7N9 infection had “basically recovered” from the virus in a Shanghai hospital. Wu Fan, director of Shanghai's Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, announced on Sunday on the city's weibo account that the boy was in “good condition" in what is the first reported recovery from ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    'Eat only vegetables and fish,' retail boss' letter to staff about bird flu goes viral

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 03:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Liu Qiangdong, chief executive of Jingdong Mall, China’s second-largest online retailer, sent out a caring letter to his employees on Wednesday, warning them against the deadly new strain of bird flu. The letter went viral after an insider posted it on Weibo, China’s popular social networking website. Many bloggers, after reading it, joked that it was further proof ...

  9. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Bird flu scare gives shot in the arm to vaccine shares

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 03:05pm by Jeanny Yu

    ... an epidemic. Four people in Jiangsu province were reportedly fighting for their lives after it was confirmed they were infected with the virus. According to social networking site Sina Weibo, one ...

  10. 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

    ... by the bird flu outbreak, posted an article, "Sars didn't change China", on its official Sina Weibo microblog on Tuesday night, lamenting that "the Sars epidemic a decade ago ...




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