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2009-04-12 19:24:20

Hand-foot-mouth disease has claimed the lives of at least 15 children in Heze in eastern China, officials said Sunday. The Shandong provincial health department said Heze had reported 5,770 cases of the contagious disease as of Saturday, with 341 considered severe, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 4,549 victims had recovered, the report said. A Health Ministry official said the disease had killed 50 children nationwide as of April 7, with 115,000 cases reported,...

2006-02-01 09:30:00

By Chris Buckley HEZE, China -- First came thousands of police and troops to guard the roads, then hundreds of officials to monitor residents, and finally the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to share Lunar New Year celebrations with ordinary citizens. At a time when the Chinese government is worried by rising social unrest, Wen and other national leaders this week embarked on annual pilgrimages to workers and farmers in poorer regions. Wen toured rural Heze and neighboring Jining in Shandong...