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New automated system seeks to allow patients fairer access to donated organs [Global Times] #RisingChina #Healthcare

Cross-pollinating fairer systems for better days ahead.

We based our system on the American system United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) after we researched the organ transplant policies of 15 countries and found that the transplant situation and geographical conditions in China were similar to those in the US,” Wang Haibo, director of the COTRS Research Center, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

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New automated system seeks to allow patients fairer access to donated organs
By Wang Weilan in Shenzhen
Source – Global Times, published July 9, 2013

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Pan Daxiang (left), who donated part of her liver and a kidney to her son Chen Kai, holds Chen’s hand on May 8 after successful transplant operations in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Photo: CFP

After 6-year-old girl Shanshan from Hunan Province was confirmed to be brain dead in a Guangzhou hospital earlier this year, her parents allowed for her organs to be harvested and successfully transplanted into three patients. Her two kidneys went to two patients in Guangzhou and her liver went to a patient in Chongqing.

The girl’s organs were allocated through a national computerized system for organ donation and transplant – China Organ Transplant Response System (COTRS), which was launched in April 2011.

China’s public organ donations are operated by the Red Cross and donated organs are allocated within the hospitals that harvest them.

The practice of allocating donated organs through a computerized system is expected to address lingering issues of unfairness and raise people’s awareness about organ donation. However, there is still a long way to go before the national allocation system becomes fully accepted and mandatory.

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Filed under: Beijing Consensus, Charm Offensive, China Dream, Chinese Model, Domestic Growth, Education, Government & Policy, Health, Human Rights, Infrastructure, Medicine, Modernisation, Population, Public Diplomacy, Reform, Resources, Social, The Chinese Identity

Chinese travelers the world’s biggest spenders [CNN] #RisingChina

Winds of change five years ahead of schedule in UN forecast.

CNN reports China now matters most as top source of global tourism cash having spent US$100b on outbound tourism.

UNWTO says the volume of international trips by Chinese travelers grew from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012, making it the world’s fastest-growing market.

The Great Wall’s floodgates are open.

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Chinese travelers the world’s biggest spenders
By Karla Cripps, CNN
Source – CNN, published April 5, 2013

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By 2015, 100 million Chinese will travel abroad, a benchmark originally forecast for 2020, according to the UNWTO.

(CNN) — Chinese travelers are now the top source of tourism cash in the world, according to a new report by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Boosted by a rising Chinese currency, Chinese travelers spent a record US$102 billion on international tourism in 2012, a 40 percent rise from US$73 billion in 2011.

The results fall right in line with China’s outbound tourism growth over the last 10 years.

The UNWTO says the volume of international trips by Chinese travelers grew from 10 million in 2000 to 83 million in 2012, making it the world’s fastest-growing market.

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Filed under: Advertising, Beijing Consensus, Charm Offensive, Chinese Model, CNN, Culture, Domestic Growth, Economics, Education, Government & Policy, Great Wall, Influence, International Relations, Mapping Feelings, Medicine, Modernisation, New Leadership, Peaceful Development, People, Population, Public Diplomacy, Resources, Soft Power, Strategy, The Chinese Identity, The construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese identities, Tourism, Trade, U.S.

Why do we continue to ignore China’s rise? Arrogance [Guardian]

Author of ‘When China Rules the World’ Martin Jacques weighs in with two cents as he launches an update of his book.

‘It is impossible to understand or make sense of China through a western prism. As China becomes a great power and, over the next two decades, steadily usurps America as the dominant global power, we will no longer have any alternative but to abandon our western parochialism and seek to understand China on its own terms. But the shift in mindset that faces us is colossal. ‘

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Why do we continue to ignore China’s rise? Arrogance
by Martin Jacques
Source – The Observer, March 25, 2012

Martin Jacques, author of a bestseller on China, asks why the west continues to approach the rise of the new global powerhouse with a closed mind. We obsess over details of the race for the White House, yet give scant regard to the battle to replace China’s current leadership. If we fail to pay heed to the political and economic shift of gravity, we will be sidelined by history.

History is passing our country and our continent by. Once we were the centre of the world, the place from where power, ideas and the future emanated. If we drew a map of the world, Europe was at its centre. That was how it was for 200 years. No more. The world is tilting on its axis in even more dramatic style than when Europe was on the rise. We are witnessing the greatest changes the world has seen for more than two centuries. We are barely aware of the fact. And therein lies the problem.

I vividly recall when the first edition of my bookWhen China Rules the World was published almost three years ago. At the many talks I gave, I showed a Goldman Sachs chart that projected that the Chinese economy would overtake the US economy in size in 2027. Invariably someone would point out this was only a projection, that the future was never an extrapolation of the past, that it was most unlikely the forecast would come to pass and certainly not in this time frame. No one suggested that the projection underestimated the date, even though the western financial crisis was already almost a year old. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Beijing Consensus, Charm Offensive, Chinese Model, Communications, Culture, Democracy, Domestic Growth, Economics, Government & Policy, Guardian, Influence, International Relations, Mapping Feelings, Medicine, Nationalism, New Leadership, Peaceful Development, Politics, Public Diplomacy, Social, Soft Power, Strategy, Tao Guang Yang Hui (韬光养晦), The Chinese Identity, The construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese identities, U.K., U.S.

Opening ceremony starts for Shenzhen Universiade [China Daily])

The Chinese have been hard at work engaged in peoples’ diplomacy through global sporting event,s an international relations and nationalistic win-win.. And it seems like a bright idea too on two fronts, catch the world’s future leaders whilst they are young-erm, leave a favourable mental imprint of the middle kingdom and two, show the world they are capable of hosting events of a unifying sort. This is the third Universiade China has hosted since 2001.

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Opening ceremony starts for Shenzhen Universiade
Source – China Daily, published August 12, 2011

Source – China Daily

SHENZHEN – Host China sent its biggest-ever Universiade delegation to Shenzhen where the opening ceremony of the 26th Summer Universiade is going on Friday evening.

The Chinese delegation is of 804 members, including 505 athletes from 110 universities and colleges. They are to compete in all the 24 sports and are expected to win medals in women’s football, women’s volleyball, table tennis, badminton, shooting, diving, weightlifting and archery.

The star-studded Chinese delegation includes Beijing Olympics champion Qin Kai, Lin Yue, Huo Liang, He Chong, Chen Ruolin and world champion He Zi. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Beijing Consensus, Charm Offensive, China Daily, Chinese Model, Culture, Domestic Growth, Education, Environment, Influence, International Relations, Medicine, Nationalism, People, Politics, Population, Public Diplomacy, Resources, Shenzhen Universiade 2011, Soft Power, Sport, Strategy, The Chinese Identity, The construction of Chinese and Non-Chinese identities, Uncategorized

Chinese vaccine shields against hepatitis E [AsiaOne/AFP]

The formula, tested on 100,000 volunteers in Jiangsu provinces, was completely effective after three doses and side effects were “few and mild”, they said.

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Chinese vaccine shields against hepatitis E
AFP
Source – AsiaOne, published August 23, 2010

PARIS (AFP) – A prototype vaccine devised and tested in China has proven 100-percent effective in preventing hepatitis E, a disease that is widespread in the developing world and can be fatal, investigators reported in The Lancet on Monday.

The formula, tested on 100,000 volunteers in Jiangsu provinces, was completely effective after three doses and side effects were “few and mild”, they said.

The hepatitis E virus, often transmitted by faecal contamination of water supplies, causes liver inflammation, whose symptoms are jaundice, fever and vomiting. It was only recognised as a distinct disease 30 years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: AFP, AsiaOne, Environment, Influence, Medicine, Population, Social, Soft Power

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