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In China, food scares put Mao’s self-sufficiency goal at risk

24-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China [...]
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China: New Bird Flu Virus Is Controlled, Officials Say

23-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The H7N9 virus appears under control in China largely through restrictions at bird markets, but it caused some $6.5 billion in losses, United Nations experts said Tuesday. [...]
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China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

23-May-2013 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Zhang Yimou, the celebrated film director and arranger of the 2008 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony in Beijing, was accused last week of being the latest high-profile [...]
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China’s bird flu outbreak cost $6.5 billion

China’s bird flu outbreak cost $6.5 billion

23-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The H7N9 virus appears to have been brought under control in China largely due to restrictions at bird markets, but caused some $6.5 billion in losses to the economy, UN [...]
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No new bird flu cases in China for a week

22-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

No new human cases of the H7N9 virus have been recorded in China for a week, national health authorities said, for the first time since the outbreak began in March. One [...]
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Tokyo hospital ready to conduct preventive mastectomies

22-May-2013 Intellasia | Japantimes | 6:00 AM

A hospital in Tokyo said Monday that it stands ready to conduct preventive mastectomies and that several women have undergone the operation there in the past after developing [...]
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Impossible to predict outcome in China’s bird flu outbreak: WHO

Impossible to predict outcome in China’s bird flu outbreak: WHO

22-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

It is impossible to predict the evolution of China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak as researchers are still trying to understand the source of human transmission, the [...]
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Indonesia’s healthcare plan stumbles at first hurdle – Gulf Times

Indonesia’s healthcare plan stumbles at first hurdle – Gulf Times

22-May-2013 Intellasia | Gulf-times | 6:00 AM

When a sick Indonesian baby died after 10 hospitals in Jakarta turned her family away in February, critics blamed a pilot health insurance scheme that had overwhelmed the [...]
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Bird flu costs China industry $65 billion

Bird flu costs China industry $65 billion

21-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China’s human H7N9 bird flu outbreak has cost the country’s poultry industry more than 400 billion yuan ($65 billion) as consumers shun chicken, government [...]
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Drug traffickers targeting Australia

Drug traffickers targeting Australia

21-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia seized a record 23 tonnes of illicit drugs in 2011-2012 with arrests at a 10-year high, data showed on Monday, as officials warned the country had become a key [...]
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Indonesia’s nationwide healthcare plan stumbles at first hurdle

Indonesia’s nationwide healthcare plan stumbles at first hurdle

21-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When a sick Indonesian baby died after 10 hospitals in Jakarta turned her family away in February, critics blamed a pilot health insurance scheme that had overwhelmed the [...]
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‘Nothing sinister’ in China meat block – Key

‘Nothing sinister’ in China meat block – Key

21-May-2013 Intellasia | TVNZ | 6:00 AM

China fast-tracking sign offs on Kiwi meat plants is why tens of millions of dollars of meat is being blocked at the country’s border, says prime minister John Key. It [...]
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Death toll from new bird flu in China rises to 36: WHO

Death toll from new bird flu in China rises to 36: WHO

20-May-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Four more people in China have died from a new strain of bird flu, bringing the death toll from the H7N9 virus to 36 from 131 confirmed cases, the World Health Organization [...]
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Australia’s deadly lyssavirus infects first horse

Australia’s deadly lyssavirus infects first horse

20-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Australia reported its first ever case of the deadly bat-borne lyssavirus in a horse Friday, warning that transmission to humans was possible as it quarantined a property. [...]
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China steps up inspection of meat trade after fake lamb scandal

18-May-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

China has begun a crackdown on the sales of fake, diseased and tainted meat products after a series of scandals that have further dented public confidence in the food [...]
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