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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

China to crack down on drug use in entertainment venues

BEIJING, Sept 14 (Xinhuanet) -- China's six Ministries and CPC departments recently announced the beginning of a three-month-long crackdown on illicit drug use in entertainment venues.

The Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, the State Administration of Film, Radio and Television, the General Administration for Industry and Commerce and the National Narcotics Control Commission on Monday jointly issued a circular saying that an education and publicity campaign in places of entertainment nationwide will be launched from September to November.

"At least 90 percent of entertainment venues, such as hotels and bars, in drug-plagued cities should be made aware of new drugs," said the circular.

Owners of the entertainment venues who conduct drug business will be punished and a long-term system for combating narcotics will be established, according to the circular.

The circular also said citizens who voluntarily report the entertainment venues that do drug business would be awarded and noted that a "People's War on Drugs" should be initiated so as to combat the newly-emergent narcotics.

Recent years have seen a sharp rise in the use of new drugs, such as methamphetamines, Ecstasy and Ketamine, in entertainment venues. Enditem

Fred Reed just returned from China and reports that he was unable to locate any communists. This is good news. Capitalism has Communism on the run without a shot being fired, much less a bomb being dropped.
You will notice from the above-liked Xinhuanet article that the retreating Communists seem to be making a last stand in that last refuge of a scoundrel, the Drug War.


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