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  • In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch (home to 15K+ Africans)

    11/02/2014 6:41:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 30, 2014 | Yimou Lee
    In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch By Yimou Lee HONG KONG Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:46am EDT (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have identified the southern province of Guangdong, home to Asia's biggest African population, as a frontline in their efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering mainland China. The province bordering Hong Kong has proven susceptible to infectious diseases in the past, shouldering a large share of SARS and bird flu cases, prompting local authorities to take no chances with Ebola.
  • Home schools rise in CHINA

    09/08/2011 1:34:24 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 10 replies
    China Daily ^ | September 5, 2011 | Qihui Gao
    Home schools emerged in many places of China today due to the parents' concern about the public education, the China Youth Daily reported Monday.A growing number of parents in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces are choosing to let their children receive an education at home rather than attend public kindergartens, primary, junior or senior middle schools.Some parents think their children cannot realize the happiness of learning, acquire useful knowledge effectively and master learning for a modern society through the current methods taught in schools. A recent seminar about launching home school projects was held by 21st Century Education Research...
  • Economic Uncertainty Leading to Global Unrest

    08/09/2011 4:53:29 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 48 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/9/2011
    <p>The protests have now spread to other cities, with violence reported in parts of Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol.</p> <p>Great Britain and other parts of the world are experiencing unrest at a time of global economic uncertainty and stock market volatility.</p>
  • China: Riot in Guangdong after a man beaten death (photos)

    07/18/2008 1:57:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 391+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/17/08
    Riot in Guangdong after a man beaten death By boxun Jul 17, 2008 - 4:07:10 PM Huizhou, Guangdong: On the night of 17th, angered crowds destroyed police cars after an innocent man beaten death. The source said three policemen were killed in te riot. The maa was a passenger of motorcycle taxi, he was stopped by police and asked to pay 200 Yuan. He refused to pay, then the police took him to a police station where he was beaten to death.
  • Children Hospitalized After Eating Sweets

    10/05/2007 7:49:29 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Taipei Times ^ | October 6, 2007 | AFP - The Taipei Times
    Twenty-three children in the Philippines were hospitalized after eating sweets made in China, officials said yesterday. The pupils, aged nine and 10, were rushed to hospital on Thursday suffering from stomach aches, vomiting and dizziness after eating candy given out at a birthday party on Bantayan Island near Cebu. Romelo Mates, an adviser at an elementary school in the town of Madridejos, said that according to its wrapper, the Ube Milk Candy was made in Guangdong, China. Mates told local media the children were kept in overnight for observation and four were given intravenous liquid after showing signs of weakness....
  • South China metropolis on alert as toxic slick approaches

    12/21/2005 10:40:15 AM PST · by Renfield · 15 replies · 419+ views ^ | 12-21-05 | unknown
    The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to prepare to start emergency plans to ensure safe drinking water supplies as a toxic cadmium slick approached the city of 10 million residents. The local Guangdong provincial government issued the order to Guangzhou and neighbouring Foshan city, the Xinhua news agency said. The incident follows a chemical spill in a river in northeast China last month that left millions without water for four days, highlighting the seriousness of water pollution in China and raising questions about Beijing's ability to handle its rapid pace of development. The latest toxic slick was caused...
  • Massacre in China Draws Global Attention

    12/13/2005 8:18:17 AM PST · by ZayYa · 25 replies · 791+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Dec 12, 2005 | Zheng Tingwei
    The forced appropriation of farmers' land by the municipal authorities of Shanwei City, Guangdong Province has incited a mass protest by the residents. The land appropriation was conducted in order to build a power plant. The local authorities suppressed the protest using thousands of armed police who reportedly shot the protesters using submachine guns and tanks. Dozens are believed to have died. This latest attack on its own people by the Chinese government reminds the West of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and has drawn serious attention globally. On December 10, the official state media finally broke the silence...
  • US Hacker attacks linked to Chinese military("China Prohibits Internet Attacks, Says FM Spokesman")

    12/13/2005 6:39:53 AM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 1,005+ views
    AFP-SAPA, ^ | 12/13/05 | AFP-SAPA,
    A systematic effort by hackers to penetrate US government and industry computer networks stems most likely from the Chinese military, a security institute says. A systematic effort by hackers to penetrate US government and industry computer networks stems most likely from the Chinese military, the head of a leading security institute has said. The attacks have been traced to the Chinese province of Guangdong, and the techniques used make it appear unlikely to come from any other source than the military, said Alan Paller, the director of the SANS Institute, an education and research organization focusing on cybersecurity. ?These attacks...
  • An Uncensored Report on Democracy in China

    09/21/2005 4:13:16 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 444+ views | 09/21/05 | vanity
    This report - shaky translation and all - comes from the Boxun Network: a resistance movement gaining strength in China. You won't see this story in the NYT,or on TV. The site of the incidents reported is Guangdong Province:POSSIBLE home of a Chinese bio-weapons facility-(based on previous Boxun reports).
  • Pig disease claims 40th human life in China

    08/23/2005 4:58:27 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 408+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/23/05
    Tuesday August 23, 3:44 PM Pig disease claims 40th human life in ChinaA pig-borne disease has claimed a 40th human life in China, and the first in southern Guangdong province, days after the government said it had brought the disease under control elsewhere. Three other people in Guangdong were also found to be infected with the streptococosis suis bacteria, provincial health bureau Wei Jiafen said. "The lone fatality occurred in Yangjiang (city)," he told AFP. All the other fatalities from the disease were recorded in Sichuan province, further west, which also has about 200 infections. The latest announcement came two...
  • Rainy City Hopes To Strike It Rich With Thunder God

    08/14/2005 10:41:58 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 2 replies · 454+ views
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 13 August 2005 | Ahiko Suzuki
    LEIZHOU, China--Thunder invariably rumbles 258 days a year on this rainy peninsula at the southernmost tip of the Guangdong province. No wonder, then, that people here took up worshipping a thunder god more than 1,000 years ago. Categorized as a superstition and banned during China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the traditional practice has gradually made a comeback as the country opens up to the world. Now the city of Leizhou is hoping its tradition will give a thundering boost to the local economy. "We would like to promote Leizhou's unique culture and history as a tourism resource," said Li Changwu, a...
  • South China Drivers Face Fuel Famine

    08/05/2005 9:02:53 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 5 replies · 456+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 August 2005 | Staff
    Petrol shortages are developing in Guangdong Province, the industrial belt that produces one third of China's manufacturing exports. Drivers are reportedly having to queue for rationed petrol and shortages are hurting petrol station profits. Refiners are also limiting output of some fuels in the face of soaring crude oil prices and domestic price caps, the official China Daily reported. But there is no sign of export truck traffic grinding to a halt. Shortages appear to involve the cheapest grades of petrol, which are being phased out by refiners as unprofitable, Reuters news agency reported. Cheap petrol vanishes "I've seen business...
  • China's secret bird flu 'puts world at risk'

    01/17/2004 3:52:06 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 31 replies · 829+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 1-18-2004 | Adam Luck
    China's secret bird flu 'puts world at risk' By Adam Luck in Hong Kong (Filed: 18/01/2004) China is refusing to disclose the origins of a "bird flu" virus lethal to humans which could make Sars look like "a puff of smoke", say angry scientists and World Health Organisation officials. They fear that the country's notorious Guangdong province, from where the Sars virus began to spread last winter, could be the source of the flu, which has killed at least 13 people, most of them children, in Vietnam, South Korea and Japan in recent weeks. The Chinese authorities deny that the...
  • 3rd Suspected SARS Case Emerges in China Province

    01/11/2004 12:47:17 PM PST · by CathyRyan · 17 replies · 139+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 11, 2004 | KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG, Jan. 11 — Health officials said today that they had been notified of a third suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome in China's adjacent Guangdong Province, and they expressed growing worry over the weekend about the possibility of another outbreak here. The latest patient is a 35-year-old man with no recent history of travel to Hong Kong and no apparent contact with wild animals — the suspected source of some cases — said Dr. Thomas Tsang, a community medicine consultant for the Hong Kong Department of Health. Dr. Tsang said that while Guangdong officials had notified Hong...
  • Rats Are Next On China's SARS Hit List

    01/07/2004 8:08:19 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies · 325+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-7-2004
    Rats are next China's SARS hitlist January 07 2004 at 01:45PM Beijing - China's quest to stamp out Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has spread from the slaughter of civet cats to rats as the southern province of Guangdong ordered a large scale rat extermination campaign, state media said on Wednesday. Communist Party and government officials in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong, have stipulated a city-wide effort to kill rats or mice between January 10 and 13, the Guangzhou Daily said. Residents are encouraged to set rat poison in their homes, block all channels of entry for the rodents, including drains...
  • China Ministry, WHO Confirm Guangdong Patient Has SARS

    01/05/2004 10:26:07 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 183+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, January 5, 2004
    <p>China on Monday confirmed its first SARS case since an outbreak of the disease was contained in July and authorities ordered the emergency slaughter of some 10,000 civet cats and related species after tests linked a virus found in the animals to the patient.</p>
  • China Orders Cats Killed After SARS Tests (10,000 Civets)

    01/04/2004 9:06:32 PM PST · by blam · 27 replies · 571+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-4-2004 | Joe McDonald
    China Orders Cats Killed After SARS Tests By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press Writer BEIJING - China on Monday ordered some 10,000 civet cats in wildlife markets killed in its southern province of Guangdong after genetic tests suggested a link to a suspected SARS (news - web sites) case. Also Monday, authorities denied reports that a second suspected case of severe acute respiratory syndrome had been found in Guangdong. All of Guangdong's wildlife markets were ordered to close, Feng Liuxiang, deputy director of the province's health department, said on national television. Civets are considered a delicacy in Guangdong and are served...
  • Manila and Kuala Lumpur declare suspected Sars cases

    01/04/2004 9:16:06 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 15 replies · 217+ views
    Straits Times ^ | Updated Jan 5, 12.47 pm (Singapore time)
    KUALA LUMPUR -- A Malaysian woman has been hospitalised and tested for Sars after developing a high fever on a trip to China, including a visit to Guangdong province, officials said on Monday. The 31-year-old woman was found to have fever, a cough and a sore throat upon her arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Saturday, according to The Star daily. Deputy health director-general Ismail Merican said the woman had been isolated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital but her fever had subsided and her x-rays were normal. 'We are still waiting for the lab report but we believe...
  • China Braced For New SARS Outbreak

    01/02/2004 6:58:37 PM PST · by blam · 102+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-3-2004 | John Aglionby
    China braced for new Sars outbreak John Aglionby Saturday January 3, 2004 The Guardian (UK) China braced itself yesterday for a return of the deadly pneumonia-like Sars virus after genetic tests on a suspected patient in the southern city of Guangdong showed a "high correlation" with the virus's gene sequencing, according to government-controlled media. China's health ministry said more tests were needed before the 32-year-old male television producer could be confirmed as having severe acute respiratory syndrome. The World Health Organisation, which has been liaising with the Chinese authorities since the man started showing symptoms last month, said it would...
  • Confusion reigns over suspected SARS case

    01/01/2004 4:50:30 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 138+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-30-03 | Shaoni Bhattacharya
    Confusion reigns over suspected SARS case   18:23 30 December 03 news service   A suspected case of a man infected with the SARS virus, has been reported in China. More tests are being carried out as a "confused laboratory picture" emerges. Some reports suggested on Tuesday that SARS had indeed been confirmed by laboratory tests on samples from the 32-year-old television producer. Previous incidents since the world was declared SARS-free in late June, have proved to be either false alarms or isolated accidents in laboratory workers. For example, a case of SARS was confirmed in a medical researcher in Taiwan...