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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1087819/steamroller-yields-a237m-china-drugs-haul
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1202533/china-and-vietnam-co-operating-despite-border-disputes
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1204587/china-continues-drug-clampdown-near-kachin-rebel-headquarters
  4. 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.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1087390/australia-seizes-us246m-drugs-china
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1202322/us-mulls-cyber-espionage-crackdown-and-china-targets-drug-traffickers
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1149597/wada-names-china-key-drugs-supplier
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154217/china-considered-using-drone-myanmar-kill-wanted-drug-lord
  8. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1091624/hospitals-china-resist-bid-reform-drug-sales
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Asian drug boom fuelling opium cultivation, says UN

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... to grow poppies, the UN said on Wednesday. Opiate users in East Asia and the Pacific now account for about a quarter of the world total, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said in a report. China alone has more than a million registered heroin users, and consumes most of the drug in the region, it said. With prices rising, cultivation in Laos soared 66 per cent to 6,800 hectares ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1073949/asian-drug-boom-fuelling-opium-cultivation-says-un
  10. Chinese regulator must crack down on drug producers who cut corners

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Roger Bate The World Health Organisation approves a few Chinese drugs for sale to the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world. These drugs are cheap and save lives when ... government starts punishing sloppy manufacturers, pharmaceuticals from China will continue to put people in harm's way wherever they are sold. Before the WHO approves a Chinese drug ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006449/chinese-regulator-must-crack-down-drug-producers-who-cut-corners

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