Rough Treatment

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Secrets of Asian Longevity
 How to Live Long and Well
July 21, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Hong Kong: Gridlocked
 Tip Sheet: What's Next for Tung?
 Afghanistan: Taliban Rising


ARTS
 Movies: Crimefighters Unbound
 Art: Sing.'s Renaissance Man


BUSINESS
 Piracy: Wanna Buy Some Clubs?
 Indonesia: Lord of the Village


NOTEBOOK
 China: AIDS Crackdown
 North Korea: Books on Kim
 Milestones
 Verbatim


TRAVEL
 'Weddingmoons' Take Off


CNN.com: Top Headlines
Since taking office in March, China's President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have cultivated an image of baby-cuddling folksiness. Hu's and Wen's breaking of bread with peasants during official outings—not to mention eventually coming clean on SARS—are seen by some as evidence of the emergence of a new breed of Chinese leader.

But to the residents of AIDS-stricken Wenlou village in central Henan province, China's authorities seem considerably less paternal. As many as 60% of the locals are HIV positive, infected when they sold blood under unsanitary conditions in the 1990s. Most are too poor to...

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