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In Sickness and in Health

He Jiankui and bioethics, Chinese hospitals and patient violence, the coronavirus and lockdown of Wuhan, and politics during times of emergency.…

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China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus while WHO convenes emergency meeting

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmissible between humans, Chinese health authorities announced on Monday. “It has been confirmed that two people…

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It’s complicated: China’s relationship with the bicycle, then and now

Despite cycling’s growing popularity and favorable government policies, significant roadblocks exist for the formerly self-styled “Bicycle Kingdom” to reclaim its…

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China investigates painful, unproven needle ‘treatment’ for cerebral palsy

Health officials in Henan Province have initiated an investigation into several local hospitals and clinics that have been offering unproven…

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Q&A: Ingrid Yin on China’s healthcare industry and new medical technologies

Ingrid Yin is the co-founder and portfolio manager of MayTech Global Investments, a New York–based firm that specializes in managing…

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China’s CDC director: ‘Please don’t lose confidence in Chinese-made vaccines’

Following a string of high-profile vaccine scandals in recent years, Gāo Fú 高福, the director of the Chinese Center for…

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Baidu threatens to sue a journalist for mentioning its past scandals

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has come under intense fire after threatening a prominent Chinese journalist with legal action if…

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The quiet wave of corporations funding Chinese healthcare startups

“Trade war and censors blow chill wind through China’s giant tech scene,” reads this Reuters headline from last month. “China startups…

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Sinica Podcast: Matthew Kohrman on China’s unyielding tobacco industry

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! This week on the Sinica Podcast, Kaiser and Jeremy chat…

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China’s continued food and drug quality problems

As Chinese products gain prominence and are integrated into the global supply chain, quality assurances for products from the country…

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The next Chinese behemoths: Healthcare companies

In October last year, China’s State Council announced new rules for approvals for drugs and medical devices, intended to speed up…

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NEXT CHINA: A conversation with Roberta Lipson on Chinese healthcare

We spoke with Roberta Lipson, CEO of Chindex and Beijing Family United — the largest hospital chain in China…

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What we don’t talk about when we talk about cancer

In modern China, doctors often do not inform their cancer patients of their diagnosis, for fear of worsening a patient’s…

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First mental health-focused company goes public in China

Wenzhou Kangning caters mostly to affluent white collar workers, but its $29.5 million IPO is a significant step towards building…

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What ails China’s healthcare system? Roberta Lipson has a detailed diagnosis

A leader in China’s modern healthcare transformation speaks extensively with SupChina about her work and how she sees medical treatment progressing…

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