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  1. Zero-tolerance policy in focus after positive tests

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing A Chinese anti-doping official last night confirmed two divers had failed doping tests at recent domestic events and would face tough punishment under the government's zero-tolerance policy. Zhang Jun, 20, and Gao Lin, 13, test ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/636918/zero-tolerance-policy-focus-after-positive-tests
  2. In Brief

    Posted Jun 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Drug awareness campaign A two-year campaign to teach young people about the dangers of drug abuse was launched yesterday. Secretary for Justice Wong Yan-lung said the campaign aimed to correct common misunderstandings about psychotropic substances. The government's Beat Drugs Fund will also sponsor 59 projects this year and has earmarked a record HK$33 million to fund ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643356/brief
  3. Drugs and drug crime under scrutiny

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Donna Page

    ... Donna Page Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Macau's government has set up a committee to fight drug-related crimes. And as part of their campaign, an Anti-Drugs Carnival was held at Tap ... Kwong, Anson Leung, Long Sai-kit and Iong Ian Ian. One of the tasks of the new committee will be to oversee the proposed amendment to the drug laws. Many in Macau believe these laws are too ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642779/drugs-and-drug-crime-under-scrutiny
  4. Drug tests for kids should be last resort

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A sudden reversal of a decline in the number of illegal drug cases and abusers in Hong Kong should dispel any complacency in the community. Worringly, it is led by young people experimenting with psychotropic, or mind-altering, drugs. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking this week was marked by the release of alarming figures. In the first three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643198/drug-tests-kids-should-be-last-resort
  5. Teenagers arrested in raid on suspected ketamine house party

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Agnes Lam and Clifford Lo Ten suspected drug users, mostly below 18 years old, were arrested yesterday in a police raid on a public housing flat in Tuen Mun which was suspected to have been used to hold a ketamine party. The operation was believed to be the first such raid on such a party involving young drug users in a flat, a police source said. 'It's possible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661389/teenagers-arrested-raid-suspected-ketamine-house-party
  6. Coming soon to a club near you

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... The proposal for random drug tests at discos and in schools has caused uproar, Elaine Yau investigates As a way to combat the rising drug abuse among Hong Kong's teenagers, the Action Committee Against Narcotics has proposed that random tests be carried out on students in clubs and at schools. Some international schools already carry out random drug tests on their students ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645246/coming-soon-club-near-you
  7. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the article 'The case for and against drug tests' on December 8, it was stated that the Task Force on Youth Drug Abuse proposed a law to let schools administer (mandatory) drug tests to those 'reasonably suspected' of using illegal drugs. In fact, the Task Force has recommended possible drug testing schemes for voluntary adoption by mainstream schools ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663911/corrections-clarifications
  8. Taskforce considers drug-testing students

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The taskforce on youth drug abuse has recommended drug tests to weed out young abusers, the security chief said yesterday at the launch of the Say No to Drugs campaign in Eastern District. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said drug abuse had become more serious and possible school-based drug-testing schemes would be researched. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661331/taskforce-considers-drug-testing-students
  9. Tests could scare students off drugs

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The proposal to carry out random drug tests in schools has aroused much controversy lately. The proposal by the Action Committee Against Narcotics aims to combat rampant drug abuse among young people. Psychiatric specialist Lee Wing-king said the tests could have a deterrent effect on would-be drug takers. 'With the unannounced saliva and urine tests, the fear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645243/tests-could-scare-students-drugs
  10. HK drug-test agency to target EPO

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olympic Committee (HKOC). At a meeting with officials who will take part in the games, to be held in Bali, Indonesia, from October 18 to 26, the HKOC said athletes would face drugs scans, ... are not up to the level where they would significantly benefit from the usage of performance-enhancing drugs, but the temptation to use them is always there, especially with the influx of money ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653743/hk-drug-test-agency-target-epo

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