Excuse me, guys.
First of all, please understand that this is an aviation message board, not about politics.
Also, maybe Mainland government wasn't so keen in leting public knows the up-to-date information about SARS situations, but I completely understood why some Chinese officials told HK
media to be ethical a little bit more, I have even seen (& heard) a few unpublished reports by some HK
journalists, what they wrote was totally false.
By the way, health officials in Beijing, Shanghai & Guangdong province have all held several press conferences to keep foreign journalists updated over this issue, but I was really amazed that some reporters who didn't even attend any of those news conferences wrote reports saying that there is no doubt that the figures provided by Chinese government were presumably not correct.
Meanwhile, China has already shown a very cooperative attitude in working with WHO experts team, they have been agreed most requests given by WHO experts team and many top-ranking health officials from Ministry of Health of PRC
have self-reviewed most reports submitted by provincal health authorities to ensure that all reports are detailed and correct. By the way, please remember one thing, if PRC
wants to cover up the whole thing, then they would not request WHO to send experts to China, but they did request some helps from WHO. From all these moves, we can see that mainland government is not trying to 'cover up' the whole thing, they are just trying to solve the problem in a quiet way.
Finally, for those who said that Chinese media didn't report anything about SARS, I disagree. Check out Xinhua News Agency's website, People's Daily website and some websites run by Guangdong-based media organizations, you can find a lot of information about SARS in other countries. Indeed, I do agree that there was very little about the situations in mainland.