Foreign News: Poppy Profits

The reason for Japan's invasion of China is that Japan wants not only all of China's raw materials but all of her markets. One of the things that China produces is opium poppies. One of the things China buys is narcotics which are made from opium poppies. This is accepted as an ideal situation by the Japanese, who have made an enormous profit briskly boosting both ends of the dope trade.

According to a report given last summer to the League of Nations Committee on Traffic in Opium, Japan's main supply of opium, which she...

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