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October 23rd, 2014
09:47 PM ET

Is China better than the U.S. at keeping out Ebola?

A case of Ebola has made its way to New York City.

A 33-year-old American physician who returned from working in the Ebola hot zone in West Africa about 10 days ago is now in isolation at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital.

He was rushed to the hospital Thursday morning with a 103-degree fever, nausea, pain and fatigue. Of major concern: an official tells CNN the doctor was out in public last night, taking an Uber cab to a bowling alley in Brooklyn.

The doctor appears to have followed CDC guidelines, which state travelers from West Africa self-monitor for Ebola symptoms, but in this case, after directly treating Ebola patients, should he have been forced to self-quarantine?

The case raises further questions about whether the U.S. is doing enough to stamp out epidemics. Can the U.S., for instance, learn anything from China's draconian measures?

David McKenzie is OutFront in Beijing.


Filed under: China • Ebola • International • News
September 29th, 2014
09:05 PM ET

Fears of widespread crackdown in Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of protesters bracing for more violent clashes with police in Hong Kong. In defiance of the Chinese government, the demonstrators are blocking Hong Kong's major highways in historic political protests.

Hong Kong protesters dig in and brace for possible crackdown

Police have fired tear gas and pepper spray in a crackdown, but demonstrators are not backing down. The pro-democracy protesters say Hong Kong should be allowed to elect its own leader.

CNN's Andrews Stevens has the latest from the main protest site in Hong Kong's financial district.


Filed under: China • International • News
September 15th, 2014
09:06 PM ET

Video shows Chinese police beating Christians

ISIS first made global headlines, in part, for its aggressive targeting of Christians in Iraq. But Iraq is not the only nation where Christians currently suffer persecution.

Christians in China are facing the most brutal crackdown in decades from their own government. Exclusive video obtained by CNN shows police clashing with church members.

CNN's David McKenzie has the report.


Filed under: China • International • News • Religion
June 20th, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Singing tycoon's plan to give away millions of dollars

Hong Kong (CNN) - Eccentric Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao took out a full-page bilingual advertisement in the New York Times, inviting underprivileged Americans to a charity lunch and offering cash handouts.

According to Chinese media reports, the ad appeared in the New York Times print edition on Monday, announcing that Chen would host a charity luncheon at New York Central Park's Loeb Boathouse on June 25 for 1,000 "poor and destitute Americans". Each participant would also receive $300.

Chen, who is known for theatrical philanthropic stunts, has a photo of himself in the ad placed side-by-side with a picture of Lei Feng, a Chinese soldier from the Mao-era who is celebrated as a selfless model citizen. The title above the images says, "China's 'Lei Feng for a new era.'"

Those who wish to join the luncheon need to RSVP via a Hotmail email address.

Chen said he was hoping the lunch would show the U.S. that there are Chinese philanthropists.

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Filed under: China • News
June 3rd, 2014
11:56 PM ET

China crackdown on dissidents & media on Tiananmen's 25th anniversary

IT is June 4th in China - where 25 years ago to the day, the bloody crackdown in Tiananmen Square took place.

The protests produced iconic images, such as the one of a man in a white shirt and black pants stepping in front of government tanks.

Today, Internet sites are down, dissidents have been rounded up, and channels like CNN are off the air as the nation tries make sure no one commemorates the events from 25 years ago.

Those protests, lead by pro-democracy demonstrators in 1989, and the military's response rocked the heart of Beijing.

China is making every attempt to erase this image and all traces of what happened that day.

CNN's David McKenzie has the report.


Filed under: China • International • News
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