Letters

Orphanages in China require more funding

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1482b (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1482
  1. Therese Hesketh
  1. Research fellow Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH

    EDITOR,—Peter Kandela's interview with Dr Zhang Shuyun is yet another contribution to the one sided picture we have been given of the situation in Chinese orphanages.1 Although the interview, which describes previous conditions in one orphanage, is not in itself contentious, it relates to a report by Human Rights Watch/Asia that made sweeping generalisations about conditions in Chinese orphanages while failing to substantiate many of the claims.2 The most worrying allegations in the report are, …

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