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China's cancer epidemic driving investment in healthcare

Disease has spawned new businesses around the rising number of affluent Chinese willing to pay
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 05:50
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Coal constitutes 65 per cent of China's energy mix. In Datong, one of China's coal capitals, cancer rates are soaring despite efforts to vanquish the smog, and the disease accounted for a third of deaths in 2012.

Hong Kong

ONE of China's coal capitals, Datong is paying for years of heavy, gritty pollution. Cancer rates are soaring in the northern city despite efforts to vanquish the smog, and the disease accounted for a third of deaths in 2012.

By the end of the year, patients in this city