Drugs Lure Hong Kong Youth Across China Border – AFP

With less regulations and crackdowns, and cheaper prices, many young people from Hong Kong are increasingly hopping the border to Shenzhen to buy drugs and go clubbing. From Channel NewsAsia:

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Flash-lit by synchronized lasers, a nightclub heaving with Hong Kong teenagers vibrates to the latest dance hit as a pair cavort on stage dressed in the skimpiest of outfits…

It’s a typical Friday night, but while many of the clubbers hail from Hong Kong the venue itself is not in their home city.

Welcome to Shenzhen, across the border in mainland China and an increasing draw for young people from Hong Kong in the 10 years since the former British colony was handed back to Beijing. [Full text]

Photo: Shenzhen nightclub by trey.menefee, via Flickr.

June 7, 2007 2:31 PM
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