The Christian Science Monitor reports on the death of a traffic cop in Shenzhen after excessive drinking at an official banquet: Traffic cop Chen Lusheng’s death by choking follows several similarly deadly incidents elsewhere in...
by Liu Yong | Jul 20, 2009
From AP: One Chinese official is dead and another is in a coma after bouts of excessive drinking, state media said Monday in a report highlighting the dangers of a drinking culture connected with government and business work....
by Michael Zhao | Apr 12, 2007
From Radio Free Asia (photo: a Tibetan monk, via omf.org.hk): Leading Tibetan Buddhist religious teachers meeting in India have urged Tibetans to give up vices they say are common in the Himalayan region, including drinking and gambling. The leaders, meeting in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based, cited alcohol […]
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