The East India Company’s steamship Nemesis is depicted launching an attack with rowboats during the Opium Wars. Image: Handout
Lam Woon-Kwong
Opinion

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Lam Woon-Kwong

Dark legacy of Britain’s opium wars still felt today amid fight against drug addiction and trafficking

Greedy traders backed by military supremacy had built a global trade in addictive drugs by the turn of the 19th century, the effects of which countries worldwide continue to battle

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The East India Company’s steamship Nemesis is depicted launching an attack with rowboats during the Opium Wars. Image: Handout
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