Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
A CHINESE WOMAN WEARS A MASK IN BEIJING TO WARD OFF A MYSTERIOUS
A Chinese woman wears a mask in Beijing March 27, 2003. China, which has a
long track record of suppressing bad news and fudging figures, has come
under fire in Hong Kong and rival Taiwan for saying too little too late
about the outbreak of atypical pneumonia. The elusive virus has killed at
least 50 people and made more than 1,300 people sick around the world.
PP03030069 REUTERS/Guang Niu Pictures of the month March 2003