Monthly Archives: March 2015

Do not feed the macaques!

Do not feed the macaques! In 1980, there were 30 macaques, i.e., Rhesus monkeys, in the Qianlingshan park in Guiyang city.  Their numbers grew to 200 in 1996 and over 500 in 2010.  The rapid increase was the result of … Continue reading

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Cadmium contamination in China

A recent report by China’s Agricultural Sciences Academy revealed that cadmium contamination of rice fields in the southwest and the coastal regions has increased by over 50%, and that cadmium contamination in northern China, the northeast and in western China … Continue reading

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Deadly Chinese kite strings

Deadly Chinese kite strings Chinese kite strings are deadly.  Four people were cut by flying kite strings in one day in Chongqing.  One lost an ear, another had a deep cut in her throat.  The injured were pedestrians walking near … Continue reading

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How tall were ancestral Chinese?

How tall were ancestral Chinese? In the Qin dynasty (221 B.C. – 206 B.C.) there was a general named Ong Zhong.  He was said to be “1 zhang 3 chi”.  In the Qin dynasty, “1 zhang” is equivalent to today’s … Continue reading

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Corn starch company severely pollutes Tengeli Desert

A company called the Wuwei Ronghua Industrial and Trading company of Wuwei city in Gansu province had set up a corn starch and glutamic acid production facility in the Tengeli Desert 23 kilometers east of Wuwei city.  The area is … Continue reading

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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)

Chinese national health authorities issued an epidemic diseases warning on March 20, 2015 that listed several potentially fatal ones.  They are:  Hemorrhagic Ebola, measles, hand foot and mouth disease, dengue fever, and in the southern provinces such as Guangdong there is the … Continue reading

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Woman dies from “tui na” and acupuncture session

Woman dies from “tui na” and acupuncture treatment [Note]  [Master Chen says]  This is a vigorous clinical discussion about the cause of death of a 29-year-old woman immediately after undergoing a 45-minute session of  “tui na” and acupuncture treatment.  Although … Continue reading

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