China is home to about 315 million smokers, more than any other country in the world. Photo: EPA

China aims to sell 6 billion cigarettes but tells people to quit smoking. What does it want?

  • State-owned China National Tobacco says it expects to hit sales goal despite government’s efforts to get people to smoke less
  • Smoking-related illnesses cause about 1 million deaths a year in China
Topic |   China Society

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China is home to about 315 million smokers, more than any other country in the world. Photo: EPA
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.