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China Review News: 100 million Chinese people are reported as “mental illness patients”

On May 30, 2010, reported that more than 100 million Chinese people have various forms of mental illnesses, according data provided by China’s Health Center for Disease Prevention and Control; 16 million of them have serious mental diseases (Global Times, May 29).

“From the reports in recent years, we know that some petitioners and some families who refused to move out of their houses when facing the forced evictions, were jailed. Many people are worried that some organizations may use such a big proportion of data on mentally ill patients as an excuse to ‘arrest more people’ more freely.”

Source:, May 25, 2010