China Adopts First Anti-Drug Law Amid Rising Drug-Related Crimes – Xinhua
Chinese lawmakers adopted the country’s first-ever anti-drug law here on Saturday in a bid to curb drug-related crimes and reduce the growing number of users, especially under-aged addicts.
…The law, which will take effect on June, 1, 2008, was adopted at the weeklong 31th session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), or the country’s top legislature. [Full text]
[Image source: Reuters. Policemen prepare to destroy confiscated drugs at a campaign against drug abuse during a photo opportunity in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 21, 2007.]