The "Hangzhou Tea Party" Sparks Health Scandal In China

Chinese reporters undertook to test the integrity of the local hospitals in Hangzhou by submitting tea for testing, claiming that the golden liquid was a urine sample. Six out of 10 hospitals diagnosed a urinary tract infection, five of them prescribing treatment for up to $50. This evidence of abuse by the hospitals has caused a nationwide scandal and spurred the Chinese Ministry of Health into action.

“Healthy people are diagnosed with diseases. Small ailments are said to be serious problems. Patients have become automatic teller machines for the hospitals.”

Source: Reuters

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