Tag Archives: Government of the People’s Republic of China

We should be worried about China’s health – Chinese doctors speak out


After reading an article about the myriad problems facing China’s health system, I asked the doctors in my medical English class to briefly reflect on the system based on their own ideas and opinions. Of the 17, 15 doctors wrote … Continue reading

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Lessons from Ge Xun’s forced disappearance


Over the past few days I’ve received emails from long-time readers of the blog telling me to “stay safe” after publishing Ge Xun’s account of his detention. In the past I would have said that for the most part, China … Continue reading

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A Discussion with the Least Likely Dissenter


My Chinese friend Grace is about the last person you would picture when you think about dissidents. She’s happily married to a doctor who doesn’t drink or smoke. She is pregnant with her second healthy (and perfectly legal) baby. She … Continue reading

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