STAFF BLOG STORM TRACKER Guilin, China
An article I wrote for the Forum is in today's paper. This link will probably only be active through Labor Day, but I thought you may enjoy the article.
http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id... Posted on 9/6/09 at 2:00 AM
BEIJING — More people are having trouble getting drinking water in southwestern China as the area’s worst drought in a century shows no signs of ending despite a brief spell of rain, authorities said Friday.
Continued bans on U.S. pork imports by China, Russia and more than a dozen other counties have baffled government and industry officials, leading some to speculate that the issue is more about market share than health concerns.
Canada’s minister of international trade says a Chinese ban on Alberta pork over fears of swine flu is “disappointing and unwarranted.” Stockwell Day says federal government officials in Beijing are attempting to “clarify” the situation.
Saying China's quarantine of 70 Mexican travelers was discrimination, Mexico announced it was chartering a plane today to bring its citizens home from the country. Mexican officials also declared the epidemic to be waning, but medical experts worldwide said it was to early to make that call.
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