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An American in China

China Fact- Chinese Like to Get High- Opium in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 5, 2010


I read that in 1839, the Chinese opimum addicts spent 100 million ounces of silver money to purchase opium, while the Chinese government had an annual revenue of about 40 million ounces of silver.

The Chinese are now getting high again, one has to wonder what will happen in the future…

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