A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA

China’s vaccination system has been tainted by corruption, weak regulations and staff shortages

Regulators are in an uphill battle against corruption and have few penalties or staff to ensure safety in the pharmaceutical industry

Topic |   Corruption in China

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A child reacts to a vaccine shot against epidemic encephalitis B at a health station in Quzhou county, Hebei, China, in 2015. Photo: EPA
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.