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Chinese government detains doctor who criticised it

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:130
  1. Jane Parry
  1. Hong Kong

    The doctor who exposed the under-reporting of cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China is in custody and is being subjected to “study sessions,” in which he is being pressured to bring his views into line with those of the government.

    Dr Jiang Yanyong is thought to have angered the Chinese authorities in two ways. Not only did he show that the Chinese government was failing to record accurately all SARS cases last year (BMJ 2003;326:839) but he also recently criticised the 1989 military crackdown on student protests in Tiananmen Square.

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