Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome — an atypical form of pneumonia — first appeared in November 2002 in Guangdong Province, China, spreading across the world before being contained in 2003.
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Journalists in China — as elsewhere — have an important function to play in reporting on how science and technology affects people's lives.
Science output from Brazil, Russia, India and China is becoming more evenly balanced across disciplines, a study finds.
The recent nuclear scare in Japan has reinforced pressure in China to raise its awareness of the risks of new technologies. Li Jiao reports.