drug addiction

The Great K-Hole of China

While not yet as popular or widespread as heroin, or as addictive as meth, ketamine use is...

The Highs and Lows of China’s High Rollers

Al Jazeera’s Witness this week features a documentary about gambling addicts in Hong Kong. High/Low follows two Hong Kong locals who have lost money, pride, and the trust of loved ones around them.  Michael, an older man, lost...

Getting Meth in China

Currently traveling in China, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof writes that while authorities are quick to crack down on political speech online, it is not difficult to by drugs, guns or prostitutes via the Internet:...

Chinese Addiction Study, Human Rights, and the U.S.

Science published a report in April describing a new procedure that could prevent cravings and relapses in drug addicts. The study was conducted in China on human test subjects at Beijing Ankang Hospital and the Tian Tang He...

More than 12,000 Arrested in Internet Drug Sting

China’s Ministry of Public Security announced Sunday that police had seized more than 300 kilograms of illegal drugs and arrested more than 12,000 people involved in production and trafficking through a network of online...

Despite Risks, an Addictive Treat Fuels a Chinese City

The New York Times reports on a popular addictive treat in Xiangtan, Hunan Province known as “binglang”: If the residents of this city seem a bit lively on even the hottest days or most frigid nights, check their...

China Turns Drug Rehab Into a Punishing Ordeal

Human Rights Watch has issued a report on drug rehabilitation center abuse in China. According to the report that largely focuses on Yunnan, forced unpaid labor, degrading treatment, and a lack of basic medical care were among...

Jiao Xiaoyang & Jiang Zhuqing: Battles won on drugs, but war rages on

From China Daily: Drugs and drug-related crime in China are still a blot on the Chinese landscape despite a people’s war waged against it a year ago. In the first four months of the year, China arrested 19,000 people responsible for 24,000 drug-related criminal cases, said a senior official with the office of the National […]

37% Hong Kong teens ‘addicted to Net’

“The numbers are alarming: More than half of Hong Kong teens aged between 12 and 15 have made friends with strangers online, and about 7 per cent of them have met these ‘friends’ to have sex.” The full article is here.



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