China’s efforts in fighting drug trafficking

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With increasing supply of drugs comes widespread abuse. The situation in Myanmar and Afghanistan is sparking an expected rise in illicit drug in China in the next few years. In Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar, the amount of drugs confiscated has spiked five-fold over 2014. CCTV’s Han Peng filed this report.

China\'s efforts in fighting drug trafficking

With increasing supply of drugs comes widespread abuse. The situation in Myanmar and Afghanistan is sparking an expected rise in illicit drug in China in the next few years. In Yunnan Province bordering Myanmar, the amount of drugs confiscated has spiked five-fold over 2014. CCTV's Han Peng filed this report.

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  • Police figures show that over the past seven years, the number of Chinese people taking drugs has risen by 40 percent each year, and that now one out of every hundred Chinese is a drug user.

Sanho Tree on countering drug addiction

The international fight against drugs is a daunting one. So, what are some possible tools we can use and how can countries better work together? CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke with Sanho Tree. He’s the Director of the Drug Policy Project which promotes alternatives to current domestic and international drug policies.

Sanho Tree on countering drug addiction

The international fight against drugs is a daunting one. So, what are some possible tools we can use and how can countries better work together? CCTV's Mike Walter spoke with Sanho Tree. He's the Director of the Drug Policy Project which promotes alternatives to current domestic and international drug policies.


Devastating toll of drug addiction

Drug abuse among Chinese youngsters has seen a sharp rise in recent years. A recent report shows 60 percent of people arrested on drug crime charges last year were under the age of 35. CCTV’s Hou Yun filed this report.

Devastating toll of drug addiction

Drug abuse among Chinese youngsters has seen a sharp rise in recent years. A recent report shows 60 percent of people arrested on drug crime charges last year were under the age of 35. CCTV's Hou Yun filed this report.