Tag Archives: China

Bio-warfare experts question why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China

In a table-top pandemic exercise at Johns Hopkins University last year, a pathogen based on the emerging Nipah virus was released by fictional extremists, killing 150 million people. A less apocalyptic scenario mapped out by a blue-ribbon U.S. panel envisioned Nipah being dispersed by terrorists and claiming over 6,000 American lives. Scientists from Canada’s National… Read More »

FiercePharmaAsia—AZ’s China business; BeiGene CEO’s $28M pay; Kangmei’s $4.4B accounting error

AstraZeneca warned of slowing China growth after it lost a major government procurement deal for Crestor to a generic drugmaker. BeiGene’s CEO nabbed a $ 15 million special equity award in 2018 and ranked as biopharma’s second-highest-paid exec for the year. China’s Kangmei Pharma saw shares plummet on news that its shares could be delisted after a $ 4.4 billion accounting “error.” 1.… Read More »

China to ban imports of pigs from Cambodia due to African swine fever

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will ban imports of pigs, wild boars and related products from Cambodia, its customs said on Monday, after the Southeast nation reported its first case of the highly-contagious disease. That comes as China is already battling the virus after it spread to every province and region on its mainland since first… Read More »