High costs and bloated caseloads are thought to be behind the more than 620,000 incidents of violence involving medical professionals.
Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture has lifted a ban on processed poultry imports from the country, concerns about food safety and avian flu remain.
The country has a higher rate of incidence than the U.S., and screening for the disease is not covered by insurance plans.
Beijing has improved its handling of public health crises, but a commitment to openness remains elusive.
Food-borne disease could affect an estimated 300 million Chinese consumers every year.
The draconian law, limiting parents to a single son or daughter, no longer serves China's interests