CHINA: Opium & Politics

Ships regularly smuggling opium into China are chiefly British, Japanese and Norwegian—the British being credited in one dispatch with 76 vessels, and the Japanese padding their sea smuggling with much running of opium overland from Manchukuo. In 1936 on April Fool's Day, dealing in opium was established as a Chinese Government monopoly, and about $3,500.000 per month in opium license taxes go to the Chief of the Military Affairs Commission of the Nanking Government. Last week famed Chiang Kaishek, Dictator of China, resigned as Chief of the Military Affairs Commission, also resigned...

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