More news from the wonderfully open society that cares more about human lives than it does about saving face:
A leading Hong Kong virologist researching the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza told The Scientist this week that new regulations from China’s Ministry of Agriculture will prevent him investigating the virus.
"They are trying to stop me, trying to stop my investigation," said Guan Yi, a University of Hong Kong researcher whose group published a paper in Nature today (6 Jul 2005) describing the latest sequence data isolated from dead geese near Qinghai Lake in western China….
[…] "God help me," Guan said, sounding exasperated, "they are trying to close everyone’s lab." He said he believes the new rules are an excuse for authorities to exert tighter control over the dissemination of lab results, and are not aimed at protecting the wider population from bird flu outbreaks that have dotted the country in recent months.
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Mao: The Unknown Story - by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday:
A controversial and damning biography of the Helmsman.
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September 26th, 2005 at 11:48 pm
The UN says that the H7 strain of bird flu previously undetected in Asia has been found in North Korea.