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The Chinese Heroin Trade: Cross-Border Drug Trafficking in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Ko-lin Chin and Sheldon X. Zhang


In a country long associated with the trade in opiates, the Chinese government has for decades applied extreme measures to curtail the spread of illicit drugs, only to find that the problem has worsened. Burma is blamed as the major producer of illicit drugs and conduit for the entry of drugs into China. Which organizations are behind the heroin trade? What problems and prospects of drug control in the so-called “Golden Triangle” drug-trafficking region are faced by Chinese and Southeast Asian authorities? This book examines the social organization of the trafficking of heroin from the Golden ... More

Keywords: Chinese government, illicit drugs, Burma, heroin trade, Chinese drug control, drug traffickers, drug dealers, drug users, drug trade, Golden Triangle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479895403
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479895403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ko-lin Chin, author

Sheldon X. Zhang, author