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Health Care in a Harmonious Society: Crises and Challenges in Post-1978 China

  • Ka-che Yip

Abstract

The SARS epidemic of 2003 that killed almost 300 people and made more than 5,000 fall ill (World Health Organization, May 15, 2003), and the lack of expeditious response and openness on the part of the government bureaucracy in dealing with the epidemic, highlight the growing failings of the Chinese Communist Party in coping with a health crisis caused by an emergent disease. Both the outbreak and response, moreover, exposed the inadequacies of China’s health system and the degree to which the health-care infrastructure has long been losing its capacity to prevent and treat diseases.

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Chinese Government Chinese Communist Party Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Village Doctor 
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