Focus topics

The dubious business with Covid remedies

Covid test and herbal pills: Kits with self-tests and “Lianhua Qingwen” were distributed in Hong Kong.

When the authorities sealed off Shanghai, people soon complained about the breakdown in food supplies. But even though fresh vegetables and cooking oil were only delivered sporadically, all of the nearly 26 million residents received a herbal mixture of licorice roots and apricot seeds. “Lianhua Qingwen” (连花清瘟) is the name of the medicine. It is a remedy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Continue reading now

… and get free access to this Professional Briefing for a month.

Are you already a guest at the China.Table? Log in now


    ‘Politicians’ visits to Taiwan are parts of a larger theater play’
    Foreign countries are courting Xi
    Beijing wants to play neutral role in the Middle East
    Demands of Chinese tourists have changed