Monday, January 15, 2007

The Chinese disease

The Chinese disease?

In China the chance of catching it(Syphilis) is now more than 28 times greater than it was in 1993. Syphilis cases are increasing in many countries but the extent of China’s rise, in relative and absolute terms, dwarfs figures from America, Canada and Europe.

Estimates by the World Health Organisation suggest that the (Chinese) government spent just $22 on health, per person, in 2003, much less than the $96 in Brazil or $98 in Russia.

These kind of things are never reported in CBCNN. Meanwhile, Pallavi Aiyar claims that China is asserting its place on world stage. I guess a few of us know which area.

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