Born Into Excess

According to news reports by China’s Information Times and other media earlier this week, a specialized hospital in the city of Guangzhou is now offering luxury childbirth suites that cost a staggering 180,000 yuan for seven days, or 25,000 yuan (US$3,800) per day. The news of these “sky-high delivery suites” (天价产房) have drawn a lot of attention in recent days, exposing for many deep inequalities in the provision healthcare services in China. In this cartoon, posted by artist Shang Haichun (商海春) to his blog, a team of doctors in white frocks bear a mother and her newborn child on a palanquin, symbolizing extravagance.

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