It's not permanent Orange Alert condition, but the latest swine flu cases around the world has definitely caused some small amount of panic. Is it too much hype or just right amount of alertness? I don't know. It's not Duct tape your house in case of chemical attacks, but some in the West have accused China (including HK) of overreacting, in the latest cases of quarantines … [Read more...] about (Letter from raventhorn4000) Swine Flu Scare, is it too much hype or just right amount of alertness?
This may start like a bar story, but it may end as a rant: one day, a Canadian colleague, an American colleague and I (Chinese) were having lunch, and we were talking about the health care problems each face in our countries. In Canada, you pay high tax, but health care is free. In America, you pay relatively low tax (according to the Canadian), but healthcare is … [Read more...] about What is the best country to get sick in?
The brand is Sanlu (三鹿), one of the best known domestic manufacturers of milk products in China. The scandal involves babies falling ill across the country with kidney stones after consuming Sanlu brand baby formula that have since been found to contain melamine, which can boost the apparent protein content of the product in quality control tests. How did this happen? Sanlu … [Read more...] about Tainted baby formula scandal blows up in China
According to an article from the Wall Street Journal two weeks ago, China will face three major problems in the coming years. The problems involve: the nation's changing demographics, the increasing strain on energy and environmental resources, and widening social inequalities between the rich and poor. … [Read more...] about China's Hazy Future?