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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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    http://www.peacehall.com/news/gb/english/2005/09/200509201354.shtml | 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   NewScientist.com 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...
  • Chinese SARS Scare Gathers Pace

    12/28/2003 9:03:52 AM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 191+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-28-2003
    Chinese Sars scare gathers pace The case is not yet confirmed China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have stepped up their screening of travellers following a suspected case of Sars in southern China. Chinese health officials say a man from Guangdong province with symptoms of Sars is in a stable condition. He and medical staff who had contact with him have been quarantined. The World Health Organisation is sending an expert to Beijing to review what it called the confusing results of initial tests on the man. "So far the tests have been mixed, in testing done so far there have...
  • Suspected SARS case in China

    12/27/2003 7:19:10 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 4 replies · 284+ views
    CNN ^ | 12.27.03 | Steven Jiang
    <p>SARS first emerged in Guangdong, with evidence suggesting it jumped from animals to humans.</p> <p>BEIJING (CNN) -- A health official in China's Guangdong province has reported that a man suspected of having SARS has been identified and isolated in a hospital in the provincial capital of Guangzhou.</p>
  • Suspected Case of SARS in China Alarms Officials

    12/26/2003 9:58:06 PM PST · by leu25iso · 2 replies · 150+ views
    New York Times ^ | 12/27/03 | KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG, Saturday, Dec. 27 — A free-lance television employee has fallen ill 80 miles from here in southern China with what doctors suspect is SARS, health officials here and in mainland China said on Saturday afternoon. The unidentified man has the clinical symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome, including a full-blown respiratory tract infection and fever, said P.Y. Lam, Hong Kong's director of health. But a laboratory test for antibodies against the virus was inconclusive, possibly because blood was drawn for the test early in the illness, while a genetic test for the virus has not yet been completed,...
  • China reports suspected SARS case

    12/26/2003 6:47:22 PM PST · by leu25iso · 18 replies · 204+ views
    The Courier-Mail ^ | 12/26/03 | news.com.au
    A PATIENT in a hospital in southern China is being treated as a suspected case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). "This suspected case has been reported to the health ministry," an official of the Guangdong provincial health bureau said today. "The ministry has to now send specialists to determine if it is indeed a SARS case." The patient is in hospital in Guangzhou city.
  • Rats Served in China, Despite SARS

    12/24/2003 2:23:47 PM PST · by Apollo · 19 replies · 562+ views
    AnimalPlanet.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2003
    A restaurant in southern China's Guangdong province is doing a brisk business in rat dishes, ignoring all warnings to stop serving wildlife to prevent the spread of SARS, state media said Sunday. The eatery, in the city of Zhuhai, sells more than 100 rats a day, the Xinxishibao or Information Times reported. Some of the rats are caught in farm fields, while others are from the mountains. Southern Chinese believe rodents are safe to eat or turn into wine if they are caught in the countryside. However, regardless of whether they are from rural or urban areas, they can transmit...
  • Gene Study Narrows Source Of SARS

    09/05/2003 4:26:35 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 275+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-4-2003 | Emma Young
    Gene study narrows source of SARS 19:00 04 September 03 NewScientist.com news serviceThe SARS-like virus found in a food market in Guangdong, China jumped from animals to people - and not the other way around - suggests new research. The study represents an important step in tracing the original source of the virus. However, the work still leaves many important questions about the route of transmission of the SARS virus to people unanswered. In May, the researchers, led by Yi Guan at the University of Hong Kong, revealed initial results of tests on a SARS-like coronavirus isolated from market animals...
  • China Allows Sale of Animal Tied to SARS

    08/13/2003 10:26:35 PM PDT · by flutters · 7 replies · 272+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 14, 2003 | KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG, Thursday, Aug. 14 - Chinese agriculture officials in Beijing have allowed farms to resume selling masked palm civets, a species that may have been the source of the SARS virus, and 53 other exotic species, although Chinese provinces retain the discretion to bar human consumption of these animals. Following complaints from farmers and animal dealers, the State Forestry Administration issued a circular earlier this week allowing the sale of farm-raised animals from the 54 species, while maintaining a ban on the sale of animals caught in the wild, saying they might not be free of viruses. The circular...
  • CHINESE TASTE FOR EXOTIC FLESH

    08/01/2003 5:40:39 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 13 replies · 489+ views
    Globe and Mail (London) ^ | 6/28/2003 | Geoffrey York
    Aids, the Ebola Virus, monkey-pox, and SARS are all diseases that probably started in wild animals and switched to humans.It now appears likely that the recent outbreak of SARS got its start from the close contact between Chinese animal merchants and their wares.The people of Guangdong Profince in southern China are famous for eating "everything with four legs except a table, everything that flies except an airplane, and everything that swims except a submarine," and support a brisk trade in cats, snakes, bats, dogs, civet cats, pangolins, and anything else hunters can get their hands on.People like the taste, but...
  • NEW SARS CASE IN CHINA

    06/25/2003 2:09:21 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 33 replies · 157+ views
    Sky News ^ | 4-25-03
    NEW SARS CASE IN CHINA China has reported a new case of SARS just a day after the World Health Organisation declared the country free of the virus. Health officials said the country remained on high alert for the flu-like virus after the new case in the southern Guangdong province. The new case had been previously suspected and was later confirmed as being Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. One death from a previously confirmed case was also recorded in Beijing, the health ministry said. WHO spokesman Bob Dietz said it did not affect the UN health agency's decision to declare China...
  • Virus detectives seek source of SARS in China's wild animals (MORE CIVET CAT/SARS INFO)

    06/02/2003 8:42:22 PM PDT · by Neuromancer · 5 replies · 242+ views
    PROMED ^ | JUNE 2, 2003
    Virus detectives seek source of SARS in China's wild animals Researchers investigating the source of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) have turned their attention to the wild-animal markets of southern China. The move follows reports that workers and animals at the markets show high rates of infection with coronaviruses, the family to which the virus believed to cause SARS belongs. The possible link to wild animals emerged on 23 May 2003, when a team from the University of Hong Kong revealed that a coronavirus resembling the SARS virus had been isolated from 6 masked palm civets (_Paguma larvata_) and a...
  • China's 'SARS-free' city anything but calm

    05/27/2003 6:07:45 PM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 32 replies · 299+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 5.28.03
    Situation in 'SARS-free' city anything but calmBy Asia Times Online Staff HONG KONG - Pingtang is a small suburb on the outskirts of Changsha, capital of south-central China's Hunan province. All vehicles heading toward Changsha from Xiangtan now must pass through Pingtang. During the climax of local anti-SARS efforts, authorities established a temporary traffic checkpoint where everyone who was coming or going received a compulsory body-temperature check and each vehicle passing through was inspected. Last week, however, this checkpoint was converted into a station for fighting the flooding of the Xiang River, a main waterway in the province. After the...
  • SARS anti-bodies found in wild animal traders

    05/25/2003 7:26:25 AM PDT · by CathyRyan · 19 replies · 373+ views
    Researchers in southern China who traced the virus that causes SARS to the endangered civet cat, said SARS anti-bodies have been found in traders of wild animals who did not develop the symptoms of the disease, according to press reports seen yesterday. Researchers found SARS anti-bodies in five traders of wild animals, but none of them developed any symptoms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), He Yaqing, deputy director of the Shenzhen Centre for Disease Control, told Saturday's Yangcheng Evening News. The findings suggest that the form of the coronavirus that is suspected to have jumped from either the civet...
  • Local man may have died from SARS in January 2002, says China-based scientist

    05/24/2003 6:08:28 PM PDT · by CathyRyan · 16 replies · 235+ views
    / Taiwan News ^ | 2003-05-24 | Tsai Ting-I
    After reviewing several case records, scientists yesterday said that the initial outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome may have erupted as early as November 2001, even though China claims its first SARS case was discovered just seven months ago. Dr. James Maguire, a team member from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention temporary based in Beijing, who traveled to Guangdong to investigate the SARS outbreak last month, said that the death of a Taiwanese man, Huang Hsuan-ping (À«Å¥), in Guangdong in January 2002 is the earliest suspected case of SARS now known. Maguire said Huang's case was crucial...
  • "I think I have 'that disease'"

    05/06/2003 1:31:46 AM PDT · by zook · 34 replies · 288+ views
    Taiwan News ^ | May 5, 2003 | Mei-Shang Ho, M.D.
    I think I have 'that disease' A personal account of one woman's successful battle to overcome the deadly SARS virus 2003-05-05 / Taiwan News, Staff Reporter / By Mei-Shang Ho, M.D. Editor's note: This article was written by a medical student in Guangzhou, China, on April 20. Her story was submitted in English to the Taiwan News. It would later be called atypical pneumonia in China. The rest of the world would call it severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS. But back then, it had no name. It's January 2003. I'm a 23-year-old medical student, six months away from graduation,...
  • Hong Kong to Set Up a Research Center to Study SARS

    05/05/2003 12:45:41 PM PDT · by per loin · 5 replies · 163+ views
    Tung Chee-hwa, Hong Kong's chief executive, said he would ask Hong Kong's Legislative Council for $64 million for research into infectious diseases. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charitable Foundation, which has a government-authorized monopoly on horse-race gambling, has reached an agreement in principle to spend another $64 million for the initial creation of the center, which is to be modeled on the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Mr. Tung said. Guangdong Province is likely to cooperate. Hong Kong and Guangdong already form a single, closely integrated economic region, and Mr. Tung has already been in detailed talks about SARS...
  • Southern China grapples with mystery illness

    02/13/2003 2:01:24 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies · 348+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, February 12, 2003 Posted: 2:57 AM EST (0757 GMT) | CNN senior China analyst Willy Wo-Lap Lam
    <p>BEIJING, China -- Chinese and Hong Kong authorities are on the alert as a mystery illness sweeps through southern China.</p> <p>The pneumonia-like sickness has so far killed at least five people and hospitalized around 300, with panicked Chinese flocking to pharmacies to stock up on medicines.</p>
  • Beijing locked down as fear spreads in India

    04/27/2003 1:57:00 PM PDT · by EternalHope · 18 replies · 267+ views
    Beijing locked down as fear spreads in India April 28 2003 The SARS virus has killed 12 more people in Hong Kong and infected 16 others, including two healthcare workers, the territory's government said yesterday. The figures take China's death toll from the disease to 131 and cumulative cases to 1543, the government said in a statement. The deceased were aged between 45 and 91, with eight of them having a history of chronic disease, it said. A further 36 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 668, the statement added. China has reported another nine...
  • A Breeding Ground? Markets in China selling live animals could be SARS link

    04/23/2003 9:19:34 AM PDT · by Gritty · 23 replies · 255+ views
    NewsDay.com ^ | April 23, 2003, 9:21 AM EDT | Laurie Garrett
    Guangzhou, China - Here, at the epicenter of the disease known as SARS, dinner can be bought live at a "wet market." Just outside the banking and commercial center of the capital of Guangdong Province stretches a wide, congested boulevard lined with machine shops, auto parts vendors and industrial parts outlets. Delivery trucks, lumbering buses and darting taxis vie for position.
  • Outbreak Originated in China (SARS Update)

    03/16/2003 8:28:29 PM PST · by twntaipan · 11 replies · 336+ views
    Washington (com)Post ^ | March 17, 2003 | John Pomfret and Peter S. Goodman
    By John Pomfret and Peter S. Goodman Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, March 17, 2003; Page A01 BEIJING, March 16 -- The deadly pneumonia-like illness that was the subject of a World Health Organization warning on Saturday originated in southern China in November and peaked a month ago, according to a report the Chinese government provided to WHO officials. The outbreak has sparked months of panic buying of vinegar, herbal remedies and antibiotics in China. Epidemiologists suspect it is the same illness seen over the past two weeks in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Canada, Germany, Thailand, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore and...
  • Viacom's Redstone in Beijing rallying for MTV

    07/30/2002 2:02:46 PM PDT · by GeneD · 3 replies · 340+ views
    Reuters via Forbes.com ^ | 7/30/02 | Jonah Greenberg
    BEIJING, July 30 (Reuters) - Viacom chief Sumner Redstone is trying to get permission to show a 24-hour Mandarin MTV music channel over cable systems in the rich southern Chinese province of Guangdong, industry sources said on Tuesday. "They are pitching very, very hard to have the landing rights of MTV," said an executive at a rival media group in Beijing, referring to MTV China, one of eight channels MTV broadcasts in Asia. By getting rights to broadcast MTV China in Guangdong, the U.S.-based media giant would gain access to China's tightly regulated cable television market comparable to early birds...