Gao Qiang

Officials see thorny path to law on declaring assets

Conditions are not ripe to require officials to publicly declare their assets, a top legislating official said yesterday on the sidelines of the National People's Congress.

Thursday, 11 March, 2010, 12:00am

New party chief for the embattled Health Ministry

A former senior economic planner has been confirmed as the Health Ministry's new party chief, injecting new blood into the embattled government department.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Health vice-minister admits seeing a doctor is expensive

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Non-communist usurps health chief, who becomes deputy

A non-communist scientist has been confirmed as the country's new health minister and, in an unusual move, his predecessor has been demoted to vice-minister, partly to take the blame for much-criticised medical reforms.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The health shake-up: how Beijing's new man measures up to the old

The outgoing minister, Gao Qiang

Two unexpected turns have marked Gao Qiang's career at the Ministry of Health. The first was his appointment as a vice-minister in 2003 with the arrival of the Sars epidemic. The second was the 63-year-old's demotion to a similar position yesterday.

30 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

NPC Briefs

Transmission mystery 'biggest H5N1 hurdle'

4 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Health system needs foreign cash: minister

Investment in the mainland's beleaguered health care system is badly needed from Hong Kong and overseas to help fund its reform programmes, the health minister said.

Gao Qiang said the Ministry of Health would cut the number of public hospitals and clinics to focus its resources on helping the poor.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am