Mao Qunan | South China Morning Post
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Mao Qunan

Transparency a key lesson learned from Sars outbreak in mainland China

Mao Qunan. Photo: Simon Song

Ten years ago, after mounting criticism from governments around the world and the World Health Organisation, which were concerned about a possible cover-up of the severity of severe acute respiratory syndrome, the government changed its policy and revealed the true severity of the outbreak.

Friday, 22 February, 2013, 4:12am

Ministry in blacklist threat over food scares

The Ministry of Health plans to blacklist reporters who 'spread wrong information or mislead the public', prompting a public outcry over censorship and manipulation of power.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

More than 40pc of drinking water unsafe in countryside

More than 40 per cent of drinking water in rural areas of the mainland is unsafe, a national survey of drinking water and rural sanitation has found.

The worrying figure was one of several health and environmental problems highlighted by the government survey, the first of its kind.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Shake-up for health system to tackle graft

The mainland's scandal-ridden health system will be overhauled in an attempt to purge the sector of corruption, the Ministry of Health said yesterday.

13 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Slow diagnoses blamed for high mortality rate

The high mortality rate in the mainland's H5N1 outbreak could be blamed on late diagnosis of the disease, Ministry of Health spokesman Mao Qunan said yesterday.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am