Chinese troops in the Korean war. Their participation caused a spike in demand in China for penicillin and other lifesaving medicines, which Hong Kong black marketeers exploited.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Hong Kong’s shady past of antibiotic smuggling – the post-war penicillin racket

How black-marketeers made tidy fortunes by selling adulterated pharmaceuticals to China in the 1950s

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Chinese troops in the Korean war. Their participation caused a spike in demand in China for penicillin and other lifesaving medicines, which Hong Kong black marketeers exploited.
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