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Wan Yanhai

Care not control for needy, says scholar

The central government is losing popular support by alienating millions of needy people, treating them as threats to social stability instead of helping them with care and support, says a leading Aids campaigner who has been forced into exile.

Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am

Quotes of the week

If this becomes law, people would be utterly disappointed in their own country

Wan Yanhai, Aids activist, on legalising secret detention

Death is very likely the single best invention of life

Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died on Thursday, talking about mortality in 2005

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

It's Hong Kong's loss that the visa wasn't issued

Stephen Codrington, former Li Po Chun United World College principal, on Hong Kong's refusal to admit Kim Jong-il's grandson

Before, people were hoping it would improve, but if this becomes law, people would be utterly disappointed in their own country

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Activists object to secret detention bill

Mainland human rights lawyers and activists are voicing their concern about a proposed law that would legalise secret detentions.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

No release from oppression

Hu Jia has always felt a sense of solidarity with the underprivileged, the weak and the oppressed. But when he started fighting for their rights about a decade ago, he could not have known his public spirit would one day land him in the gravest trouble.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Web sex purge hits health information sites

The Ministry of Health has ordered websites that provide health care information to play down content about sex. Teachers and Aids awareness campaigners fear sex education will be compromised.

The move comes amid a growing crackdown on the mainland on 'unhealthy' information on the internet.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Petition drive to strip professor of licence

A Beijing activist has launched a petition calling on health authorities to revoke the licence of prominent psychiatrist and Peking University professor Sun Dongdong, whose claims about mentally ill petitioners ignited widespread criticism.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Wife pleads out of 'despair and hope' for Aids activist

The wife of a mainland Aids activist missing for more than a month has appealed for information about her husband's whereabouts out of 'despair and hope'.

Hu Jia, 32, has been missing since February 16, while under house arrest and under the surveillance of at least six police officers.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Grass-roots groups seek more say on Aids cash

More than 80 organisations attending a seminar in Beijing on the use of public funds in the fight against Aids yesterday called for grass-roots groups to have more say in how the money is spent.

26 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Aids group told to change name or close

An Aids-awareness group has been ordered to change its name or close as the state tightens the registration process for social organisations.

24 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Breakthrough on Aids

The desire for stability inevitably shrouds the build-up to most major Communist Party events. The approach of the 16th party congress, which opens in Beijing later this week, has been no different.

5 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Walking a fine line

Calling Chinese Aids activist Wan Yanhai a threat to national security is akin to ignoring the killer disease. Yet, China's authorities have decided the man who has exposed weakness in the mainland's HIV/Aids policies must be silenced.

22 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Ignoring realities

China is on the verge of an Aids epidemic, with an estimated one million people affected and the United Nations forecasting the number could be 10 times higher by the end of the decade. Yet, police have arrested the country's best-known Aids activist, Wan Yanhai, a man dedicated to increasing awareness of the incurable killer disease.

7 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Beijing joins world focus on AIDS epidemic

PRIVATE activists and non-government organisations in Beijing are planning a wide range of activities tomorrow in an effort to call attention to the growing number of AIDS cases in China and to educate the public about how the deadly disease is spread.

30 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

National meeting to focus on AIDS

CHINA'S first high-level national symposium on AIDS opens in Beijing today, a sign the Government no longer considers AIDS to be just a ''foreigners' disease'' but a serious public health issue on the mainland itself.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am