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[Comment] Offline: A barometer for trust in China

The Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences celebrated its 60th anniversary last week. 60 is commonly symbolised by a diamond. The word diamond (Greek, adamas) means “unbreakable” and “unconquerable”. Fitting. Because thanks to the organisation of health care in China, the Chinese public has been the beneficiary of some remarkable successes. Indeed, “health” has increasingly been emphasised in government manifestos since 1954, according to research presented at the second Lancet–Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences Health Summit held in Beijing this week.

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