Across China: Guangdong

(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-02-09 07:46
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Man sick after vaccination

A man named Zhang Guolu has developed a series of conditions including fever, breathing difficulty, and skin problems after receiving the H1N1 flu shot on Nov 17 in Shenzhen.

The 41-year-old man, now in critical condition, is being treated at a hospital in Guangzhou. Local experts said his conditions might be related to an allergy caused by drugs taken before the vaccination. However, the link between the vaccine and his condition is not ruled out.

Porn distributor sentenced

A man in Jiangmen, Guangdong province was sentenced to 13 years in jail for running a pornographic website, amid a national crackdown on lewd online content.

A court in Jiangmen handed down the sentence to Huang Yizhong and fined him 100,000 yuan ($14,600).

Huang pleaded guilty to charges of copying and spreading pornographic material on the website, which he ran since 2005 using a rented US server. Police caught him last July and his trial started Jan 6.

Huang allegedly downloaded more than 1,000 pornographic movies and edited them into video clips for his site. With more than 4,000 paying members, he received profits of nearly 500,000 yuan.

(China Daily 02/09/2010 page6)