A policeman guards while confiscated drugs are burned during a campaign on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Shenyang, Liaoning province (REUTERS/China Daily).
Opinion | Brookings East Asia Commentary
Asia’s ATS Epidemic: The Challenges for China
As industrialization and globalization continue to change China, the production and abuse of illegal narcotics, especially new synthetic amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), are increasing rapidly. Zhang Yong-an describes the ATS boom in China and East Asia, and explains why new counter-narcotic policy approaches are necessary to combat it.