Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters
Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters
Patrick Boehler
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Patrick Boehler

China tries to get serious on price limits for cigarettes

Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters
Half of the adult male population on the mainland smoke, according to official statistics. Photo: Reuters
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Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui