From Mao to TV Health Shows: The Changing Chain of Command Facing China's Elderly

Wanning Sun

Having lived through the Maoist decades when the Party-state told them how to live their private lives, senior citizens are now learning to become self-governing subjects, writes Wanning Sun.


How to Ensure China's Elderly are Not Poor

Vincent Koen

Progress with reform across a whole range of areas is needed, including health care, so that citizens can live longer active lives and avoid falling into poverty once they retire, writes Vincent Koen.


Bleak Outlook: Millions of Rural Chinese Children 'Left Behind'

Yuan-Ming Chiao

Experts fear the psychological and developmental consequences on migrant children who are growing up without their parents.


The Fall and Rise of Tuberculosis: A First World Problem

James Trauer

A resurgent TB epidemic is a problem for the developing and developed world alike.


Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study

Central News Agency

Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.


Protest in China Over Fertility Treatment Price Hikes

Yuan-Ming Chiao

A fivefold increase in the cost of some fertility treatments in China sparked protest.


Sleep Quality a Fleeting Chinese Dream

Yuan-Ming Chiao

'Three new highs: high property prices, high living costs and high overwork.'


Landmark Decision on ‘Gay Conversion Treatment’ in China

Yuan-Ming Chiao

In a decision welcomed by LGBT activists, a Chinese court has ruled in favor of a man forced to undergo conversion treatment.


Pain in the Neck: Legal Limbo for Chiropractors in Taiwan

Encouraging the development of chiropractic in Taiwan would help the increasing number of elderly and relieve some of the financial pressures on the national healthcare system.

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