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Hainan provincial health authorities have revoked Boao Yinfeng Healthcare International H
ospital’s business license, for illegally administering HPV 9-valent vaccines, according to a statement Sunday.
Located in the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, the hospit
al has since January last year vaccinated 37 customers with HPV 9-valent, charging each 9,000 yuan.
They did so without obtaining an official vaccination outpatient license, said the statement.
It said the local health commission of Qionghai, where the Boao pilot zone is loc
ated, on April 18 issued the hospital a notice of penalties, including a warning, confiscati
on of illegal income, a fine of 8,000 yuan, and a revocation of its business license as a medical institution.
It’s a Sunday afternoon and Yang Haisong seems to be in a chipper mood. Under a blazing sun on a warm day in Beijing he sit
s on the side of a road smoking a cigarette. Yang, a founding member of the Chinese rock band P. K. 14 and its l
ead vocalist, is taking a break from activities in Free Sound, a record store in which he has been talking to fans about th
e band’s seventh studio album, What We Talk About When We Talk About His Name.
Yang hails from Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it was there that P.K. 14 was formed nearly 22 y
ears ago before going on to become one of the most influential rock bands in China’s indie rock scene.
“I love record stores,” Yang, 46, says. “Of course listening to music
online through streaming services is incredibly conven
ient, but when I hold cassette tapes or vinyls in my hands I feel this connection with the music.”
The band’s latest album, released on Oct 14, 2018, was recorded in Be
rlin, and in addition to being streamed online, it was distributed on record and cassette.
came to power in 1999, won praise for steering his country back to stability followin
g “the black decade” of the 1990s when a bloody civil war left more than 150,000 dead.
Bouteflika won a third term in 2009 — despite ongoing health problems — in a landslide victory which opposition can
didates labeled a “charade.” Algerian lawmakers, loyal to the president, paved the way for Bouteflika to run again by cha
nging the country’s constitution which previously capped presidential limits at two terms.
Even though he suffered a stroke in 2013 and has rarely been seen in public since, he won
a fourth term in 2014. However, as another election looms, popular disillusionment has spiraled ove
r the undemocratic rule of le pouvoir, or the power, as the establishment clique propping up Bouteflika is known.
While there were some smaller protests against his election in 2014, enough is finally eno
ugh for Algerians, according to Dalia Ghanem, an Algerian resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center.