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Opinion | Coronavirus: China’s health and politics have always been linked

Since 1949, when the communists seized power and established a centralised people’s republic, health has continued to play an outsize role in the internal politics of the state.

7 Feb 2020 - 10:15AM

Since 1949, when the communists seized power and established a centralised people’s republic, health has continued to play an outsize role in the internal politics of the state.

Coronavirus: China’s health and politics have always been linked
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Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution

Surrounded by hills and plains, close to the Mongolian Plateau, Beijing suffers from extremes of temperature. Every year after the harsh, cold winter, the sandstorm from the Gobi desert invades the city as spring approaches. The entire city is covered in dust and turns grey, colouring human life.

12 Jan 2018 - 2:59PM

Surrounded by hills and plains, close to the Mongolian Plateau, Beijing suffers from extremes of temperature. Every year after the harsh, cold winter, the sandstorm from the Gobi desert invades the city as spring approaches. The entire city is covered in dust and turns grey, colouring human life.

Deforestation to blame for Beijing's pollution