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  1. Comment - Blogs

    China and Vietnam co-operating despite border disputes

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 03:49pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... an agreement on extraditions in January. The easy to cross 1,350km long border has allowed smuggling and trafficking to flourish and it seems to be increasing. Police in Luoding busted a drug ...

  2. News - China

    China continues drug clampdown near Kachin rebel headquarters

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 11:44am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Smugglers with more than 23 kilos of opium arrested Yunnan border guards say they have arrested drug smugglers attempting to carry more than 23 kilograms of drugs in the county that borders the makeshift capital of the Kachin Independence Army, the last ethnic guerilla force fighting the civilianized military regime in Myanmar.  On Friday, border guards arrested ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    The US mulls cyber-espionage crackdown and China targets drug traffickers

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 05:45am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Security Financial Times The US seeks a crackdown on cyber-espionage. Beijing Times* China announces a two-month anti-drug campaign in the Mekong region as opium production is booming. Xinhua A Ministry of Defence spokesman tries to quell speculation that a Chinese port project in Tanzania has military ties.   Politics China National Radio* Central Party School President ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Steamroller yields A$237m China drugs haul

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Steamroller yields A$237m drugs haul Australian police said yesterday they had seized cocaine and methamphetamine worth A$237 million (HK$1.9 billion) ... of drugs. Bail was refused. The American man was due in court on similar charges. "We will allege that these are two significant figures in the syndicate and our inquiries are continuing ...

  5. News - China - CRIME

    China considered using drone in Myanmar to kill wanted drug lord

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com After wanted Naw Kham eluded capture, China weighed using unmanned aircraft on foreign soil Drone attack was eyed to kill drug lord in Myanmar The hunt for a Myanmese drug lord wanted for killing 13 Chinese sailors in 2011 could have ended with a drone strike launched on foreign soil, China's top drug tsar told the Global Times newspaper. Liu ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - DOPING

    Anti-doping chief names China as key drugs supplier

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London World Anti-Doping Agency chief believes 99pc of performance-enhancing substances originate on the mainland China is key drugs supplier, Fahey says China remains the "major source of supply" for illegal performance-enhancing drugs, according to World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) president John Fahey. His comments came after Wada ...

  7. Business - Economy

    Reform agenda puts China’s economic super agency under scrutiny

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 02:21pm by Reuters

    ... on the NDRC’s role. While the NDRC has always had a price-setting role, its decision to launch high profile predatory pricing probes into infant formula and drugs now could be a bid by the commission ... faced challenges to its power before and has found ways to survive and even increase its influence. Indeed, this month’s drugs and formula investigations could well be a sign that the NDRC ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    NZ’s Fonterra cuts milk product prices in China amid probe

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 08:49am by Reuters

    ... Kong-listed Biostime International Holdings have already announced reductions of up to 20 per cent on milk formula prices in China. Drug pricing in China has also come under severe scrutiny, ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia seizes US$246m of drugs from China

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 10:52am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... kilograms of controlled substances.” The Canadian appeared in court on Tuesday charged with a range of offences related to the importation of drugs and bail was refused. The American man was due ... involved police in Tonga, the Cook Islands, Australia and the US Drug Enforcement Administration.   ...

  10. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    Hospitals in China resist bid to reform drug sales

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... resist bidto reform drug sales The central government's attempt to control the mainland's soaring health costs by scrapping a long-standing mark-up on medicine sales has run into stiff ... hospitals depend on to cover their salary costs, has resulted in doctors overprescribing drugs to their patients. But hospital executives contend that the loss of revenue would cripple them, ...




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