» 07/18/2008, 00.00
Beijing 2008: bars forbidden to serve "blacks" and Mongolians, outdoor tables banned
Many bans and restrictions, with serious inconveniences for the population. The first "leaks" on the grandiose inauguration on August 8, with an unprecedented fireworks display.
Dr Sun's soup, a new herbal remedy in the fight against cancer
One patient in two with advanced cancer has had astonishing results.
Beijing announces major health reform, but doesn't say how it will be implemented
A clear rejection of the current hospital system, run by companies that must make a profit. The "non-profit nature" of health care is affirmed instead, and the desire to guarantee that it can be used by all. But experts note the lack of specific guidelines for implementation.
Poor farmers left to die in their homes
Almost 80% of the ill farmers die at home with no medical care. Central government is promoting a new model of rural health co-operatives and scholarships to medical students from poor areas.
Fireworks banned in Beijing during Olympics
The government bans fireworks and traditional firecrackers in the latest attempt to prevent threats to national security. Restrictions are imposed on potentially risky public transit and gas stations.
Foreigners banned from watching public protests in Beijing
Public protests require authorisation based on rules so strict they are virtually impossible. Meanwhile air quality in capital does not improve. Authorities might announce a total ban on private cars.
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