Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Great Regulars: Patients with respiratory ailments in the southern

Chinese city of Guangzhou believe that pollution-choked cities make them sick and that they only feel well when they go to the countryside, a top specialist said Thursday, following a study linking China's air pollution to 1.2 premature deaths in one year.

"A lot of people I come into contact with say that when they go into the countryside, or a place where the air is fresher, they are in good health, but when they come back to the cities they start getting more coughs, chest pain or infections," said Zeng Jun, who heads the respiratory diseases department at Guangzhou's No.1 People's Hospital.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: City Air Makes Us Sick, Chinese Tell Doctor


Any organizations which do not comply will have their licenses revoked, according to the outcome of a recent policy working conference at the ministry, the tweet said.

"No anti-Party or anti-Mao opinions may appear openly in the media," the tweet said, adding that the ministry had now defined a new category of "Three-Anti" person, who is considered to be anti-Party, anti-China and anti-Han Chinese.

"Three-anti individuals must not be allowed to train personnel in universities or news organizations," the tweet said. "Management of such people must be stepped up, and they must be prevented from always writing negative news."

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Report Sparks Fears of China Media Witch-hunt


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