Xi's wife Peng Liyuan supports HIV kids

Chinese singer Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jingping. Photo: AFP

A day after Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping visited a community clinic treating HIV/Aids patients in Beijing, his wife, Peng Liyuan, held hands with children infected with the virus.

Tuesday, 4 December, 2012, 3:45am

Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2012

MTR needs to have more CCTV cameras. Photo: Sam Tsang

A full-page advert from the manufacturers of formula milk states we should "Help Mothers Make the Right Choice" (November 23) by allowing formula companies to continue promoting their products in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:10am 2 comments

Li Keqiang's meeting with NGOs injects new life into HIV/Aids fight

Volunteers use red ribbons, the symbol of Aids, to make a collage of the word 'AIDS' in Tianjin on World Aids Day. Photo: Xinhua

In the week leading up to yesterday's World Aids Day, the mainland's NGO community was abuzz over a meeting that premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang called with representatives from grass-roots HIV/Aids prevention groups.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:29am

Volunteer doctors give hope to mainland HIV/Aids patients

High school students show the red ribbons made by themselves during an event to mark World Aids Day in Jinhou county, Jiangsu province. Photo: Xinhua

A group of doctors in Nanjing has volunteered to provide medical care to HIV/Aids patients who are shunned by mainland hospitals when awaiting surgery.

1 Dec 2012 - 4:01am

Li Keqiang reaches out to help Aids victims

Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang's overtures to non-governmental organisations working in the field of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment resonate with the theme for World Aids Day today: "Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation".

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

World AIDS Day comes early this year for hardened Henan activists

With World AIDS Day 2012 falling on a Saturday, a second protest is set to take place today say activists who see it as the last chance to gain attention until this same time next year.

30 Nov 2012 - 10:32am

Aids patients march through Beijing

Future premier Li Keqiang.

More than 100 HIV/Aids patients from Henan, where future premier Li Keqiang held senior government or Communist Party posts for six years, took to the streets of Beijing yesterday, calling on the party's new leadership to meet their demands for more attention and better care.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:23am

China Aids activists sceptical of Li Keqiang’s outreach

Vice-Premier Li Keqiang (left) meets with representatives of HIV/Aids in Beijing on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese Aids activists on Thursday accused the Communist Party’s new No 2 Li Keqiang of hypocrisy after he called for more non-government efforts to fight the disease.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Li Keqiang wants tax breaks for NGOs specialising in Aids/HIV work

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang. Photo: Xinhua

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang has asked the Ministry of Finance to arrange a pilot programme that would give tax breaks to NGOs specialising in HIV/Aids prevention, as part of the government's attempt to reach out to grass-roots groups to help fight the disease.

29 Nov 2012 - 4:41am

Erasing HIV stigma in Hong Kong still has a way to go

Members of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation hand out the red ribbons and leaflet to commemorate World Aids Day. Photo: Sam Tsang

A young doctor said to be HIV positive committed suicide in March. His death was splashed across the media, and the public reacted with fear and ignorance. Sadly, if we do not do our best to eliminate the stigma associated with HIV, there may be other, similar, tragedies in Hong Kong.

29 Nov 2012 - 2:48am

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang meets Aids activists

Li Keqiang

Premier-in-waiting Li Keqiang held an unusual meeting with Aids activists from across the nation, the latest indication that the new leadership aims to project a more proactive and inclusive image.

28 Nov 2012 - 4:45pm

Aids charity spreads message of hope

Alice Chan, chief executive of The Society for Aids Care, works with programme head Esther Choi Siu-fong and a dedicated team to help seriously ill patients. Photo: Nora Tam

What saddens Esther Choi Siu-fong the most is when HIV and Aids patients lose the will to live. But the Society for Aids Care programme director has also met others who strive to cope with their disease, which brings Choi immense joy.

She has helped some of her patients give birth to HIV-free babies through their Mother-to-Children Transmission Prevention Programme, for example.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am

Experience HIV 'first hand' at Crossroads event

The Aids X-perience is designed to demystify the disease.

I knew I had to talk to Alexandra, my 14-year-old daughter, about HIV/Aids, but had been putting it off, not knowing how to explain the issues correctly.

Crossroad's Aids X-perience is a simulation of real-life situations that help others "step into the shoes" of those affected by HIV/Aids.

25 Nov 2012 - 10:41am

Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

Vice-Premier weighs in on HIV patients hospital rejection

Tianjin's Health Bureau says a hospital that rejected a lung cancer patient after finding out he was infected with HIV will face serious punishment.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Quest for hermitage spawns educational scheme in Yunnan

Li Yang

Growing up in Beijing, Li Yang was first drawn to the romantic idea of living like a hermit in the picturesque mountains of southwestern Yunnan , on the border with Myanmar. But chasing the dream opened another door for Li, now 30, and her husband, Dutch artist and linguist Dr Anton Lustig.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:36am