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Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:14:37 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:10:01 GMT


China: China Refutes Claims Itas A Major Source Of Fentanyl

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 10 Jan 2017 - State-run Chinese media have expressed skepticism that the country is a key source of fentanyl, despite an agreement with the RCMP that was seen as a tacit admission of China's role in fuelling the unfolding overdose crisis in Canada. A Globe and Mail investigation last year revealed how fentanyl is manufactured in China and how easily it is shipped to Canada, and border officials here have intercepted dozens of such shipments.

China: China Pressures Celebrities to Serve in War on Drugs

Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Seattle Times, 27 Dec 2015 - Forced Recuitment? With China developing an appetite for marijuana, methamphetamine and other illicit substances, Chinese authorities are looking to stars as front-line soldiers in the battle against drugs.

China: Bid To Turn Celebrities Into Moral Models

Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Waikato Times, 26 Dec 2015 - BID TO TURN CELEBRITIES INTO MORAL MODELS Imagine if, after arresting a wave of celebrities on drug charges, American government officials pressed the heads of major Hollywood studios, A-list actors, record-label chiefs and chart-topping singers to sign promises that they would stay away from vices like drugs, pornography and gambling.

China: Breaking Bad Comes to Beijing in Factory That Pumps Out

Mon, 04 May 2015 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 04 May 2015 - Beijing Turns Blind Eye to Chemists Whose Drugs Mimic Banned Substances At midnight in a Shanghai laboratory, a Chinese chemist who called himself Terry was eager to close the deal. In the lab itself, a bright yellow liquid whirred around in a flask, an intense smell of fumes leaving a bitter aftertaste.

China: China Sentences Jackie Chan's Son

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan 2015 - BEIJING - The son of action comedy star Jackie Chan pleaded guilty Friday to providing a venue for drug users, one of thousands caught up in a widespread crackdown on illegal drugs in the capital. Jaycee Chan was sentenced in a courtroom in the Chinese capital to six months in prison and a fine of about $322.

China: Jackie Chan Shamed By Son's Drug Use

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 08:00:00 GMT

Business Standard, 25 Dec 2014 - With his son's drug charges generating headlines, Chinese star Jackie Chan said he felt shamed by his son's behaviour and hoped he will behave in the future. On Monday, Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan was prosecuted in Beijing for allegedly providing a venue for drug users, according to the People's Procuratorate of Beijing's Dongcheng District.

China: Australians Facing The Death Penalty In China For Drug

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Sep 2014 - BEIJING: A number of Australians are facing the death penalty in China after being charged with serious drug offences. The Department of Foreign Affairs said an unspecified number of Australians had been detained, but it would not reveal any further detail on specific cases.

China: China Set To Cash In On Pot Boom

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 08:00:00 GMT

New Zealand Herald, 06 Jan 2014 - As Legalisation of Marijuana Spreads, Chinese Companies Have the Patents Ready to Exploit New Markets Almost 5000 years ago, Chinese physicians recommended a tea made from cannabis leaves to treat a wide variety of conditions, including gout and malaria.

China: Cannabis Debate Not Cut And Dried

Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:00:00 GMT

South China Morning Post, 11 Aug 2013 - Hong Kong's ' happening' crowd may not see why it should be banned from smoking a joint, but the city's drug boss sees things another way On a quiet beach, as night deepens, a group of campers kick back, relax ... and commit a crime that could cost them a HK$ 1million fine and seven years in prison. The campers are no Bill and Ted-style loveable losers. The Hollywood archetype of the stoner doesn't fit this group of Hong Kong twenty- and thirty-somethings. They move in a world full of fellow high- achievers and respectable contributors to society: teachers, bankers, lawyers, doctors, insurance salesmen, mothers, jewellery designers, who all like to toke.