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Chinese government must expand privatization

Chinese government must expand privatization

May 1, 2014


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The Chinese government established a strategic reserve of state-owned pig farms and frozen pork in 2007 to combat rises in pork prices. Chinese citizens spend roughly 34 percent of their income on food, a large share of it devoted to pork. The government, which governs on a mandate of providing pr...

China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

China must amplify efforts to prevent pandemics

February 12, 2014


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China has vastly improved its response to infectious diseases in the past decade, particularly influenza. In 2003, China covered up the SARS epidemic by first failing to report its knowledge of the new virus for three months, then under-reporting the number of cases. This contributed to the viral ...