Discourses of drug problems and drug control in China: Reports in the People’s Daily, 1946–2009

  title={Discourses of drug problems and drug control in China: Reports in the People’s Daily, 1946–2009},
  author={Bin Liang and Hong Lu},
  journal={China Information},
  pages={301 - 326}
  • B. Liang, Hong Lu
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • Political Science
  • China Information
Notwithstanding the role that opium and narcotics have played in China’s history, drug use, trafficking and other drug-related problems have been consistently condemned by the Chinese government as social vices. After being a ‘drug-free’ nation from the 1950s to the 1970s, drug problems resurfaced in the 1980s and China was forced to deal with such problems once again. The Chinese government is well known for its tight control over the media, and for its ability to utilize propaganda to win… 

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