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GlaxoSmithKline now admits executives involved in criminal bribery, days after denials

8/1/2013 - First came the denials, then - finally - the admission that, yes indeed, some of GlaxoSmithKline's senior Chinese executives broke the law in a $484.8 million cash and sexual favors scandal. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on July 22 that the mega-drugmaker's head of emerging markets, Abbas...

Quackity quack: Eight evil genius ways to fake a vitamin study (and scare consumers into being afraid of fish oils)

7/11/2013 - Quackity quack, the quacks are back, and this time they're targeting fish oil supplements, claiming that taking fish oils raises your risk of prostate cancer. Hogwash. This is just another case of pure fearmongering quackery by the anti-vitamin crowd. Remember: All these people attacking vitamins...

Even Chinese parents stop buying Chinese products for infants

7/11/2013 - China might be in the middle of an incredible economic rebirth, as its thousands of factories churn out all sorts of consumer goods for an increasingly hungry global consumer market. But it is doing so in a manner that is harming its public and destroying its environment. So bad is the contamination...

China approves three new GMO seed varieties for import

6/22/2013 - Just days after we reported that China had blocked several illegal shipments of both genetically-modified (GM) corn and transgenic corn seeds coming from the U.S., it is now being reported that China has since approved three other GMO varieties for legal import. Defying what was believed by some to...

China destroys multiple shipments of GM corn from US

6/10/2013 - Several large shipments of genetically-modified (GM) corn and corn seeds originating from the U.S. have been destroyed by the Chinese government after being discovered by import officials at numerous locations across the country. At least three shipments of GM corn detected at the Wanzai Port in Zhuhai...

China grows its rice on land contaminated with industrial waste

6/8/2013 - The news regarding the abysmal conditions in which China produces its food continues to go from bad to worse as new information reveals the absolute failure of the Communist Party's ability to create an environment of self-sustainability. Reuters reported May 22 that yet another food scandal has...

Not even good enough for dog food: Imported food from China loaded with chemicals, dyes, pesticides and fake ingredients

5/10/2013 - Do you really know what's in all the food you're eating that's imported from China? If you don't, you're actually in good company: The FDA only inspects 1% - 2% of all the food imported from China, so they don't know either. Even when they inspect a shipment, they rarely test it for heavy metals, pesticides,...

Introducing the Ratburger, the newest 'affordable cuisine' from China!

5/5/2013 - (Note: Everything mentioned in this story is based on actual findings of food scandals in China. While the tone is satire, the basis of this story is factually true.) Introducing the Ratburger! If you've never tried the Ratburger, you're missing out on the latest in affordable cuisine from China,...

China food scandal: Rat meat sold as lamb meat

5/3/2013 - When it comes to lying, cheating, deceiving and scamming people about their food, no country is more accomplished than China, home of the melamine infant formula scandal and foods contaminated with high levels of heavy metals. Now a new scandal adds one more milestone to the list: Chinese authorities...

New mental health law in China expands personal liberty, just as U.S. seeks to squash it

5/1/2013 - A new mental health law that takes effect in China on May 1, 2013 grants unprecedented patient rights and personal liberties. Meanwhile, back in the USSA, those very same rights are being eliminated. Go figure. Under the new Chinese law, which has been debated and revised since 1985, mental health...

Chinese activist speaks out about 130,000 forced abortions

4/30/2013 - "The respect of life among the common people is on the verge of extinction," says Chen Guangcheng, a blind Chinese activist who escaped China and moved to the United States. Now Chen speaks to Americans about the torturous population control system that the Chinese government has in place and the abusive...

Scary new H7N9 bird flu strain leaps from China to Taiwan; human transmission already achieved?

4/24/2013 - The H7N9 bird flu strain is on the rise, having already killed 22 people in China while infecting 108. That's a kill rate of 20% -- among the highest ever witnessed in a bird flu strain. It has also spread outside of China, infecting a Taiwan national who brought the infection back to Taiwan and now...

Rice imported from China loaded with toxic levels of lead

4/15/2013 - A report released by the American Chemical Society reveals that rice imported into the United States from China and other countries contains very high levels of lead. The FDA has established a "provisional total tolerable intake" (PTTI) level for lead, but some of the rice samples tested for this...

Globalists are leading us into nuclear war with North Korea

4/4/2013 - In an interview with ABC News April 2, Gen. James Thurman, the top U.S. commander in South Korea, said the current tense situation on the peninsula is the worst it's been since he assumed command of the 28,500 U.S. forces there two years ago. Describing the state of affairs as "volatile" and "dangerous,"...

China hit by 'animal apocalypse' as mass die-offs continue in ultra-polluted nation

4/2/2013 - A mysterious wave of animal deaths that kicked off at the start of 2011 is picking back up in China, where tens of thousands of farm animals and wildlife have turned up dead in the communist country's waterways in recent weeks. According to reports, the mass die-offs have affected mainly rivers and...

KFC halts chicken supply from 1,000 Chinese farms after antibiotics scare

3/2/2013 - Another day, another Chinese food scare. KFC is dropping more than 1,000 farms from its network of suppliers in China to make sure the food it serves is safe after a scandal over tainted chicken hurt company sales in that key (meaning large) emerging market last year. The issue came up in December...

China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure

2/23/2013 - On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first...

Dear Mr. Adams, there are things we don't talk about in the natural products industry…

2/22/2013 - "Dear Mr. Adams, there are things we don't talk about in the natural products industry..." Such began a message sent to me by the founder of a nutritional products company. It was sent in reaction to my posting of my "organic China fraud" article that questioned the legitimacy of organic certification...

'Organic' from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool

2/21/2013 - When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, "organic" is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of course, but I've been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I've come to the conclusion that...

Cleanest sources for chlorella revealed: Natural News publishes metals contamination test results for world's most famous superfood

2/19/2013 - What you are about to read is 100% true to the best of my knowledge, and it all started in September of 2012 when we were in the process of launching the Natural News Store and receiving organic certification from the USDA. I knew we wanted to offer chlorella under our own brand name, but I had heard...

Chinese adult children legally forced to visit aging parents

1/3/2013 - On December 28, 2012 Chinese national legislation was amended so that adult children are now required to visit their elderly parents otherwise they could be subject to legal ramifications. It has been reported that in China elderly parents are often neglected and even abandoned by their working children. Elder...

US government intelligence agencies see possible economic collapse, resource wars, the fall of America by 2030

12/10/2012 - The latest report from the National Intelligence Council explores megatrends that will impact America through 2030. The report is a jaw-dropper, as it openly explains that America will be overtaken by China as the world's dominant economic superpower. It also lays out the likelihood of megatrends such...

Cuba, Venezuela, Russia and China now more free than America in notable ways

11/26/2012 - In reviewing all the breaking news over the last few months and looking for the "big picture" of where America is headed, one pattern has emerged with striking regularity: America has quietly become less free in many ways than nations like Cuba, China and even Venezuela. This is especially true in...

China promises to phase out harvesting of organs from executed prisoners

11/3/2012 - China has promised to phase out its organ harvesting operations and move to a volunteer organ donation system over the next few years, reports the Associated Press. As you read this, keep in mind that if Natural News had published an article just two days ago with the headline, "China harvesting organs...

Hong Kong citizens protest against government brainwashing while American citizens embrace Communist ideals

9/14/2012 - Do citizens of Hong Kong have a better understanding of what it means to be free than millions of Americans do these days? Given many of the changes to our society - and what more and more of us seem to be willing to put up with - the answer is yes. Here's a case in point. Recently, officials...

Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturers caught using 'gutter oil' to make antibiotics

9/9/2012 - As China continues to rise as the new Asian powerhouse, there has been a steady stream of reports which have detailed the country's staggering lack of standards when it comes to producing manufactured goods, so it was only mildly shocking to learn that authorities there are now looking at charges that...

President Obama's store sells hemp from Communist China while hemp farming in America remains criminalized

8/5/2012 - While America's economy is suffering staggering losses in jobs and debt, the Obama administration is creating jobs for Chinese workers by selling hemp scarves on its website -- even while industrialized hemp remains illegal for U.S. farmers to grow! The "Monique Pean" scarf runs $95 on BarackObama.com...

Does your Whole Foods 'organic' produce come from China?

7/25/2012 - Most everyone who buys organic foods knows the benefits. While it can tend to be a little more expensive, it is at least pesticide free and much more wholesome. But did you know that an increasing amount of our "organic" food may be coming from China (which immediately throws into question the organic...

China bypasses Big Pharma patents, authorizes low-cost generic drug manufacturing

6/27/2012 - The Chinese government has officially amended its patent laws to allow drug companies to reproduce generic, low-cost versions of expensive, patented drugs, a daring move that is sure to shake up the pharmaceutical industry. According to Reuters Health, information posted at China's State Intellectual...

Blaming China for mercury pollution is not solving the problem

6/27/2012 - Eighty-seven percent of all mercury falling on the United States comes from outside the country. Two thirds of worldwide mercury contamination comes from industrial pollution from Asia as mercury in the air settles into lakes, streams, and oceans. There is a global reservoir of airborne mercury circulating...

US Treasury Dept running secret debt sales to China, bypassing Wall Street entirely

5/23/2012 - In another sign of America's increasing debtor status to China, the Obama administration is allowing Beijing to bypass Wall Street entirely when it comes to buy U.S. Treasury bonds, the first time a foreign country has ever been afforded such special treatment. In a recent exclusive, Reuters said...

Washington Post partners with Chinese government to publish pure propaganda

3/24/2012 - It's bad enough with supposedly unbiased news outlets in the U.S. shill for one political ideology over another, but when an American newspaper becomes an advocate for a foreign rival, that's over the line. That's the opinion, at least, of a number of journalists and media experts who are questioning...

Obama threatens rare earth trade war against China - but why?

3/22/2012 - In the spirit of election season political posturing, the Obama White House has announced that it is filing a trade lawsuit against China for restricting exports on rare earth metals and other materials used in the production of touchscreen mobile phones, military weapons, laptop computers, and various...

Toxic China: Widespread lead pollution is poisoning children

3/10/2012 - Though set to become the world leader in manufacturing within the next few years, China has one of the worst track records for rampant environmental pollution with industrial materials and chemicals. And a recent report out of the town of Dongtang, which is located in China's major manufacturing region...

North Korea may soon be able to strike USA with ultimate doomsday weapon that deactivates (nearly) all electronics

12/7/2011 - Obama administration officials have released new intelligence indicating North Korea is building mobile ICBMs that will soon be able to reach the United States. This was reported in the Washington Times, which states, "New intelligence indicates that North Korea is moving ahead with building its first...

FDA: Pet treats imported from China can cause severe illness, death

12/3/2011 - A recent uptick in adverse event reports has prompted the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a fresh warning to pet owners about the potential toxicity of certain pet treats imported from China. MSNBC reports that at least 70 dogs so far this year have been sickened or killed by chicken...

Return to real money: China to install more than 2,000 gold ATMs

10/6/2011 - The return to real money is making swift gains as public distrust and uncertainty about the viability of fiat currencies continues to grow. And according to a recent report in Digital Journal, some countries, including China, are actually installing automated teller machines (ATM) that dispense gold...

U.S. corporations set to profit well from 'green' light bulb production in China, with Treasury Department help

9/11/2011 - Have you heard about those expensive new "green" light bulbs the government will force you to begin using next year? The reasoning behind a law that requires a phase-out of the current incandescent bulbs in favor of the new green bulbs - the latter are more efficient and better for the environment...

China unveils new low-cost, nine-passenger family transportation system

9/1/2011 - Ever wonder why China's economy is beating the USA? It's all about efficiency! China has unveiled a new, low-cost mass transportation system with the following features: • Multiple passenger capacity - room for the whole family! • Permanent sunroof allows fresh air to flow through your...

Head of top China credit rating agency says dollar on its way out

8/10/2011 - When the head of a credit ratings agency in the country that holds most of your debt says your currency is in danger of being "discarded" by the world, you should probably listen. Earlier this week, just two days after Standard & Poor's downgraded America's credit rating for the first time in our...

China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production

7/13/2011 - As the world's population increases, so too does its need for food and water - the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. And as it happens, one is needed to grow the other, so it should alarm you to know that the country with the largest population - China - is is running out...

EPA gave over a million dollars in grant money to China

6/12/2011 - In an age when the U.S. government is spending the nation into oblivion, it never ceases to amaze us to learn of the new and inventive ways Washington can dispose of your tax dollars. In a report published last week, Cybercast New Service said the Environmental Protection Agency gave more than $1.2...

Fraudulent organics from China spell safety hazards for U.S. consumers

5/31/2011 - Three years ago, Chinese baby formula tainted with Melamine caused the death of six infants and over 300,000 serious injuries. After initially suppressing the information, the Chinese government made a grand gesture of eradicating the problem. The company was shut down. Some executives were even put...

Watermelons explode in China as farmers apply too many growth chemicals to their crops

5/18/2011 - Beyond melamine in the powdered milk and plastic in the rice, Chinese farmers have managed to achieve a little more food history with a new chemical monstrosity: Exploding watermelons. This was accomplished by applying a chemical growth promoter to the melons. A day later, one farmer saw 180 watermelons...

China to dump two-thirds of U.S. debt reserves?

5/2/2011 - Amid near-daily reports that the U.S. dollar continues to slide in value comes a report that China, the largest holder of U.S. debt, is considering dumping two-thirds of its dollar reserves, which currently stand at about $3.04 trillion. According to a report from China's Xinhua news agency, Xia...

China stockpiles tens of thousands of tons of rare earth minerals

2/14/2011 - Touch-screen smart phones, laptop computers, flat screen televisions, hybrid car batteries, vehicle parts, wind turbines -- these and many other high tech products require certain rare earth minerals in order to function. And according to recent reports, China, the world leader in the rare earth minerals...

USDA uncovers plot to import fake Chinese organic food

2/12/2011 4:07:44 PM - Cornucopia, WI - After years of ringing the alarm bell about fraudulent Chinese organic production, the nation's preeminent organic farming watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, applauded the federal government's current approach to enforcement and its transparency. On February 11, The Department of Agriculture...

China to impose new GMO regulations, but will anything change?

1/6/2011 - The National People's Congress of China, also known as the Chinese parliament, seems poised to make some sweeping changes concerning genetically-modified organisms (GMO). China, which has typically been far more cautious about GMOs than Western countries like the U.S., may soon enact what some say are...

China experiencing a runaway garlic price bubble

11/16/2010 - Garlic prices have surged to such a degree in China that analysts are warning the market may have entered a bubble that will inevitably burst. "From 2007 to April 2009 you could buy garlic for as little as 4 jiao [6 cents] a kilo, but now the price is about 13 yuan [$1.90]," said Wang Nianyong, director...

NaturalNews now available in Mandarin Chinese, reaching Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and more

10/7/2010 - Expanding its push into world languages, NaturalNews.com has announced the launch of its website in Mandarin Chinese. Offering both Simplified Chinese (http://chs.naturalnews.com) and Traditional Chinese (http://cht.naturalnews.com), the sites offer selected natural health articles, special reports...

China leads the world in clean energy investment

9/4/2010 - China has surpassed the United States to become the world's leader in so-called "clean energy" investments, according to a report by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report defines wind power, solar power and biofuels as clean energy sources and analyzes the investment in these technologies by G-20...

China faces epidemic of diabetes after adopting Western diet

8/4/2010 - China suffers from far more cases of diabetes than previously thought, placing its diabetes epidemic on the same scale as that of the United States, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. "In the last 10 years, with the country's economy expanding quickly and people's...

Thirty-six predictions for the world: 2010 - 2012

2/15/2010 - Ask around and you'll hear this over and over again: People are concerned about what might be coming. They're concerned about a global financial collapse, an ecological crisis and potential disruptions in the food supply. The radical weather patterns now being witnessed across the world are further...

Global supply of rare earth elements could be wiped out by 2012

1/26/2010 - It's the bubble you've probably never heard of: The rare earth bubble. And it's due to pop in 2012, potentially devastating the industries of western nations that depend on these rare elements. What industries are those? The automobile industry uses tens of thousands of tons of rare earth elements...

China May Use Graphics on Tobacco Warning Labels

5/24/2009 - Chinese health officials are advocating for laws requiring the placement photos or other graphic images onto cigarette cartons in order to warn people about the risks of smoking. "An effective warning is very important," said Yang Gonghuan, deputy director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

Timeline: World History of Viral Pandemics: 412BC to 2009

5/1/2009 - When observing the swine flu outbreak happening today, it's helpful to have some historical context. Viral pandemics are not unusual, and talking about one isn't "alarmist." Pandemics are a regular feature of life on earth, and they occur with surprising regularity throughout world history. Wherever...

China Admits Melamine Widely Used in Animal Feed

3/13/2009 - The state-run Chinese news media have admitted that the practice of lacing animal feed with the toxic chemical melamine is probably widespread nationwide. The Nanfang Daily referred to the practice as an "open secret" in the industry. The chemical's presence in China first emerged in September, when...

FDA Alert: Detention of Chinese Imports

11/17/2008 - The FDA issued an import alert, 11/12/08, detaining ALL milk products, milk derived ingredients and finished food products containing milk from China due to the presence of melamine. Close to two years after melamine tainted wheat, rice, and corn protein additives began to make thousands of pets sick...

China Now Pulling the Strings on U.S. Financial Policy

10/24/2008 - The Times Square National Debt Clock, that unpleasant reminder of our national embarrassment, needs to be replaced. Since 1989 the clock has been tallying up all the money owed by the U.S. government. As of October 21, 2008, the outstanding national debt of the United States of America was $10,468,455,924,657.18...

U.S. and China Announce Food Safety Progress for Pet Food?

9/13/2008 - The U.S. Health and Human Services announced, on June 18, 2008, progress between China and the U.S. stating, "strong and sustained cooperation by both nations to strengthen the safety of food products exported to the United States from China." The news release mentions a 'cooperative mechanism' between...

Media Censorship at Olympics in China Mirrors FDA Censorship of Health Product Claims in America

8/4/2008 - The U.S. media is loudly protesting the censorship of their reporters at the Olympics in Beijing. Betraying its promise to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), China has blocked reporters' access to "sensitive" websites, including those that mention human rights violations, the suppression of...

Breast Cancer Rates Skyrocket in China as Locals Embrace American Diet of Processed Foods

5/19/2008 - Rates of breast cancer and birth defects are on the rise in China, largely due to the increasing adoption of a Western diet and a boom in coal mining, respectively, according to state-run media reports. According to an article in the "China Daily," rates of breast cancer in Shanghai have increased...

Earthquake and Cyclone Victims: How Can We Help End Suffering Now and In the Future?

5/16/2008 - I've struggled all week with the question of how I can best help the victims of the recent natural disasters that have devastated populations in China and Myanmar. It is not a simple matter to ponder. How can people in North America (or other western nations) offer remote help to those who live in regions...

Heparin Contamination Fiasco Reveals Dirty Secret of Drug Industry: Their Pills are Made in China!

5/1/2008 - Remember a couple of years ago how the FDA warned Americans not to buy prescription drugs from Canada because they might be "contaminated by terrorists?" I'm not making that up: That was the official announcement of an FDA spokesperson, and it was part of their fear strategy for enforcing a monopoly...

How to Beat and Prevent the Avian Flu and Other Influenzas

4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...

Meltdown of U.S. Dollar Underway as China Dumps the Currency

4/13/2008 - Comments by China that it intends to move away from its reliance on the dollar triggered a sharp drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and heightened worldwide fears about the U.S. currency's stability. Chinese Central Bank Vice Director Xiu Jian said that his country is planning to shift much of...

Natural News Notes: FDA Inspects Wrong Factory in China (satire)

3/3/2008 - You've heard about the recent deaths and extreme side effect in patients taking Heparin, right? As the mainstream media reported, a key ingredient in the drug was manufactured in a plant in China that had never been inspected by the FDA! It turns out that 93% of international chemical manufacturing...

Heparin Blood Thinner Drug Linked to Sudden Deaths; Cheap Ingredients Imported from Chinese Chemical Factory

2/15/2008 - In case you haven't heard, the popular blood thinning drug Heparin was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer (Baxter) after hundreds of reports surfaced linking the drug to sudden deaths and severe allergic reactions requiring hospitalization. Drug safety investigators have now confirmed "irregularities"...

China manufacturers lace children's toys with liquid ecstasy

11/15/2007 - The next time you see your infant enjoying a new made-in-China toy, you might want to check to make sure he's not having too much of a good time: A recent discovery reveals that toys called "Aqua Dots" are coated with a chemical similar to liquid ectasy. When children eat the Aqua Dots (which they're...

The latest U.S. health safety distraction ploy: Blame China!

8/3/2007 - U.S. health and safety officials have found yet another brilliant way to distract the public from realizing just how dangerous U.S.-made food and drug products are: Blame China! Lately, we've seen China blamed for everything from toxic toothpaste, deadly dog food, contaminated ginger and now lead-based...

China executes top FDA official while the U.S. does nothing to counter corruption

7/11/2007 - What's interesting about China's execution of its top FDA official (Zheng Xiaoyu) for accepting bribes from drug companies is not that China executed a corrupt official, it's that such harsh actions demonstrate, in contrast, the complete lack of action against corrupt FDA officials in the United States....

FDA warns over dangerous products from China while ignoring dangerous products from the U.S.

6/8/2007 - The Food and Drug Administration has been gleefully warning us about the dangers of China-made food and personal care products recently. Why gleefully? Because announcing the discovery of toxic chemicals in products made by other countries (especially a Communist country) allows the FDA to appear as...

When old electronics meet their end, much ends up becoming toxic waste in China

2/8/2007 - Old computers and other used-up appliances are creating polluted environments in Asia, the final resting place for much of the world's electronic goods, reports the China Daily newspaper. Known as "e-waste," more than 75 percent of televisions, computers and other home electronics discarded by the...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Coal emissions blanket China with pollution

1/4/2007 - China is enjoying dynamic growth of late, but the coal-fired economic boom has severe environmental consequences, including massive toxic clouds visible even from space. The great coal rush in China -- brought on by its voracious power needs -- is the biggest since the 19th century. Coal seems the...

China collecting environment tax to curb pollution that threatens economic future

12/13/2006 - An environmental tax may be coming to China since widespread pollution could hold back the country's continued economic growth, according to new reports fro China's Southern Daily newspaper. Mao Rubai -- chairman of the Environment and Resources Committee of the National People's Congress -- said...

U.S. dollar in sustained decline while China accumulates trillion dollar currency reserve

11/30/2006 - The U.S dollar has slid to a point in value that unnerved global markets late last week, as investors sought to protect themselves from the possibility of sustained dollar weakness. While exports to the U.S. were the worst stock market performers in the European and Asian stock markets, commodity...

China to become world's top emitter of greenhouse gases

11/3/2006 - According to BBC science correspondent David Shukman, China will soon overtake the United States as the world's largest producer of greenhouse gasses. On a recent trip to China, Shukman traveled between Shanghai and Changshu, and reported that the poor air quality -- which was visible in clouds hanging...

WHO accuses China of refusing to share samples of new bird flu strain

11/2/2006 - The World Health Organization (WHO) recently accused China's Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of refusing to share samples of a new strain of bird flu, which has hampered global efforts to track the spread of the virus. The WHO's accusation followed the publication of a scientific report that said a...

China claims no internet censorship whatsoever

11/1/2006 - China has drawn criticism from free speech advocates after a government official recently claimed at a U.N. summit that China had no Internet censorship whatsoever. The official put some of the blame for site inaccessibility on an inferior internet infrastructure in China and the fact that millions...

China follows the west into rampant obesity (press release)

10/12/2006 - People in China are becoming overweight and obese at an alarmingly fast rate, according to an editorial in this week’s BMJ. Numbers of people in China who are now classified as overweight and obese have risen sharply in a relatively short time, says Professor Yangfeng Wu from the Chinese Academy...

Global trade in human organs expands as cash buys body parts from prisoners, cadavers

9/28/2006 - An undercover investigation by BBC reporters recently revealed that the business of selling organs for transplant taken from executed prisoners in China is thriving. The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes went undercover in China posing as a son seeking a liver for his sick father. Hospital officials at...

China rejects U.S. powdered milk imports as being too toxic for Chinese children

8/25/2006 - Three batches of American powdered milk registered nitrite levels of between 2.7 milligrams per kilogram and 4.4 milligrams per kilogram -- that's above the Chinese national safety limit of 2 milligrams per kilogram. Over 100 metric tons of the product was subsequently sent back to U.S. manufacturer...

Obesity skyrocketing in China as the Chinese adopt western diets, lifestyles

8/18/2006 - A recent editorial in the British Medical Journal says that Chinese people are becoming overweight and obese at an "alarming" rate, with the country experiencing a 28-fold increase in obesity over a 15-year period from 1985 to 2000. Experts blame the Chinese obesity epidemic on lifestyles that include...

China launching seeds into space to develop advanced plant varieties with increased nutrition

7/25/2006 - Space may be man's final frontier, but it may also be one of the last places people can obtain nutrient-rich foods. China's newest project, the Shijian-8 satellite, could help undo the damage done to the DNA of modern produce through the rampant stripping of soils and poor growing practices among farmers. According...

CounterThink Roundup: The Chinese currency blame game and corporate ethics in America (satire)

3/24/2006 - China's currency valuation is once again under attack by the White House, which claims China isn't letting its currency "float" in a fair way. What is China's currency crime? It has pegged its currency to the U.S. dollar! In other words, the usual dollar manipulation games played by the United States...

Interview with David Wolfe on raw foods, the bird flu and herbal healing

3/8/2006 - Mike: Today we're talking with David Wolfe. How are you doing today? Wolfe: I'm having the best day ever, by far. How are you doing? Mike: I'm doing pretty well, too. Now, let's talk about bird flu. What are you talking to people about in the world of food as medicine that can help defend them...

Interview with David Wolfe on raw foods, the bird flu and herbal healing

3/8/2006 - Mike: Today we're talking with David Wolfe. How are you doing today? Wolfe: I'm having the best day ever, by far. How are you doing? Mike: I'm doing pretty well, too. Now, let's talk about bird flu. What are you talking to people about in the world of food as medicine that can help defend them...

Bird flu timeline: A history of influenza from 412 BC – AD 2006

2/6/2006 - 412 BC – Major epidemic of a disease (which, although not called influenza, probably was influenza) recorded by Hippocrates. 1357 AD – The term, “influenza,” from the Italian word meaning "influence," was coined. Popular belief at that time blamed the development of flu on the influence of the stars....

Green tea from China found to be contaminated with alarming levels of pesticides

7/20/2004 - China is angry over a test of its green tea exports that turned up alarming levels of pesticides. But rather than turning to its agricultural practices and limiting the use of pesticides, China is attacking the testing methods used to detect the pesticides in the first place. Let me say this bluntly:...

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