An investigative story diving into China’s private hospital system where fraud is commonplace, the use of pseudoscientific medical devices is widespread, and the hospital owners, who hail from a small town on the outskirts of Putian, Fujian Province, have become extraordinarily wealthy:

On the afternoon of September 30, 2015, 23-year-old Little Huang stood on the roof of the 11-story Shenzhen Health and Family Planning Commission building, ready to jump to his death. In the lot below, Chinese officials’ cars looked about the size of matchboxes, and the clamor of a nearby construction site filtered up as a dull hum. As Little Huang peered through the light haze toward the hills of Hong Kong, he dialed a 25-year-old man named Junjun. “We’re on the roof,” he said. “Bring alcohol and water bottles.”*

Junjun exited the metro at Cui Zhu station, stopped for rice alcohol and water bottles, then rode the elevator of the white-tiled building to the tenth floor. There a staircase wound up to the crumbling concrete roof, where he found that Little Huang had now scaled even higher, to the top of a mechanical shed that seemed to sway in the breeze over the building’s edge. Two other young men who Junjun recognized, Mr. Wang and Mr. Peng, stood with Little Huang. Junjun was nervous, but Little Huang cajoled him to climb up, too. The men wore matching white ball caps. Characters on the front explained the reason the men might jump: “Black-Hearted Men’s Hospitals Destroyed Our Well-Being.” Read the full story in Vice Magazine

 

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