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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China continues its biweekly Issues Roundtable series on Monday, May 12, at 2:30 PM in Room 2255 of the Rayburn House Office Building with a look at "Dangerous Secret: SARS and China's Health Care System."

The panelists will look generally at the structure and politics of China's health care system. They will also discuss the impact of P.R.C. government controls over information on China's ability to cope with globalized diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS.

Panelists are:

Gail Henderson, Ph.D. Professor of Social Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Yanzhong Huang, Ph.D. Director of the Global Health Studies Center, Seton Hall University (beginning in September 2003)

Bates Gill, Ph.D Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

For the Press: If you have no special equipment needs (e.g., audio feed, etc.), you are welcome to attend without contacting us in advance. If you have special equipment needs, please call CECC Communications Director Chris Billing on 202-226-3821, not later than 5 PM on Thursday, May 8th.

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