A child undergoes weight-loss therapy in a Beijing hospital. Photo: AFP
A child undergoes weight-loss therapy in a Beijing hospital. Photo: AFP

Then & now: hitting the big time

Affluence, changing diets and the one-child policy have put China on the road to a Western-style obesity epidemic, writes Jason Wordie

A child undergoes weight-loss therapy in a Beijing hospital. Photo: AFP
A child undergoes weight-loss therapy in a Beijing hospital. Photo: AFP
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