Amid China’s ongoing crackdown on terrorism in Xinjiang, launched last May in effort to...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 16, 2013
At the Paris Review, Molly Crabapple and British author Warren Ellis discuss how the...
by Paulina Hartono | Jan 7, 2010
Under the banner of ‘harmonious society,’ Guangzhou may introduce an ordinance that would evict residents who repeatedly spit or drop cigarette butts in public. From Times Online’s Jane Macartney: Under a new...
by Michael Zhao | Nov 17, 2007
Earlier there was an alcohol ban for officials in Henan to save taxpayer money. Now assigned cigarette spending aims to boost the local economy. Translated by CDT from Southern Weekend: On March 15, 2007, the Honghu city...
by Sophia Cao | Jan 6, 2007
From Shanghaiist: If part of your New Year’s resolution is to pick up smoking, well here is yet another reason why you have just made an awesome decision (as if prospect of tarred teeth, permanent bad breath and lung cancer aren’t enough to look forward to): Your new habit will help fund education for many […]
by Mo Ming | Jan 3, 2007
From The Wall Street Journal: On the outskirts of this provincial capital stands a massive sports complex, built by state-owned cigarette manufacturer Hongta Group. Outside, a grand frieze depicts a progression, from farmers harvesting tobacco to high-rise buildings and jet airplanes. The blunt message: Tobacco is responsible for bringing modernity to this poor corner of […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 9, 2006
From Asia Times (link): The largest tobacco producer in the world is the Chinese government, and despite loosening trade barriers, it appears it wants to stay that way by mastering the game of Monopoly at home and blowing more local smoke abroad. The tobacco trade in China has opened up to some extent since the […]
by Sophie Beach | Jun 11, 2005
From the Globe and Mail: Here’s some exciting medical news from the Chinese government: Smoking is great for your health. Cigarettes, according to China’s tobacco authorities, are an excellent way to prevent ulcers. They also reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, relieve schizophrenia, boost your brain cells, speed up your thinking, improve your reactions and […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 11, 2004
From the Taipei Times: “Opium has always been associated, for better or worse, with China. And almost invariably it’s been for the worse. The myth, in both the Christian West and the communist East, has been that this pernicious substance was brought to the Celestial Empire by the perfidious British, forced onto a gullible people, […]
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