Tag Archives: China

12.11.15

Tianjin Blasts: A Regulatory Catastrophe

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This post was co-authored by Ana Ayala and Chun Wu. The Chinese city of Tianjin, a port city of close to 14 million people and an important transport and manufacturing center, shook with a series of explosions in August of this year. The explosions at Ruihai International Logistics’s warehouse, which stored highly hazardous and flammable […]

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06.03.15

Banking on the future – Is the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank a complement to or competition for existing international financial institutions?

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This post was written by  Tsung-Ling Lee, a former Global Health Law LL.M. and SJD student at Georgetown University (2015) and currently a postdoctoral fellow at Asia Research Institute, National Singapore University. It originally appeared on the APPS Policy Forum and can be viewed here. A new China-led initiative for financing infrastructure projects in Asia […]

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02.21.14

What is the best way (if any) to control health care costs in China?

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The public recently praised a Chinese doctor in Zhengzhou city because the 4 pills of anti-allergy drug that she prescribed cost only 4 Chinese cents (less than 1 US cent) to treat a 2-year-old patient’s rashes. Many Chinese netizens wish more doctors could behave like this one since expensive drugs are becoming prevalent to treat […]

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01.16.14

Lasting harm from Hepatitis B vaccination scare in China

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A recent major concern about the safety of Hepatitis B vaccines in China has put manufacturers and the health authorities under a spotlight and threatened progress in significantly lowering Hep B infection rate two decades after China added the Hep B vaccine into the newborn immunization plan in 1992. Last month, Chinese media relayed suspicions […]

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11.19.13

It’s All About Legs-Part II: Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil?

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After I wrapped up last month’s blog post on the ownership of amputated limbs in China, I read an astonishing news story online: a 47-year-old Chinese peasant, Mr. Zheng Yanliang, cut off his diseased right leg to save both his life and healthcare costs. Mr. Zheng lives in Qingyuan County in the Hebei Province, just […]

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06.03.13

O'Neill Institute's 100th Post – A Look Back

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In honor of the O’Neill Institute’s 100th blog post, we present a “top ten” list of some of our most memorable posts: 1. The Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act Upheld: The Individual Mandate is a Tax. States Have a Choice Whether to Expand Medicaid  (June 2012). 2. New York’s Ban on Large Sodas: […]

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05.23.13

Reforming Food Law in China

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This post was written by Alberto Alemanno, O’Neill Institute Scholar .  It was originally published at http://albertoalemanno.eu/category/blog. Any questions or comments about this post can be directed to alemanno@hec.fr. Barely a day goes by in China without news of yet another food safety scandal. This situation is seriously affecting not only the Chinese’s sentiment of […]

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05.08.13

Shanghai Visiting Scholars' Presentation on "Drug Sale Management in China"

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On April 24, the O’Neill Institute hosted a presentation by two visiting scholars from the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA).  Mr. Ji Chen is the Deputy Director of the Department of Drug Sale and Marketing Control at the SHFDA headquarters. Mr. Junhua Wu is the Senior Drug Inspection Officer of the Pudong Branch of the SHFDA.

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06.25.11

Documenting the Food Safety Crisis—Discovering “the Jungle” in China

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A third-year graduate student in Shanghai launched a database of food safety incidents in China last week. The database was established by 34 volunteers within one month. During the research process, the volunteers read 17,268 relevant news articles (10 million Chinese characters in total) and made 2849 entries into the database. The database has an […]

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