Experiments with healthcare reform in Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces have paved the way for a national overhaul of the medical system that draws a line between market and government responsibilities. But have the experiments ended?
A public forum added a new level of opposition to a proposed petrochemical plant in the seaside city of Xiamen, where street protests in spring put the project on ice.
Chinese doctors are blamed for unethical practices including taking bribes and grabbing bonuses solely based on the volume of their work, regardless of quality. But it may be more reasonable to point fingers at the health care system, not the moral backslide of some doctors.
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