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War… On Drugs

Jun
03

Chinese_officers_tear_down_the_British_flag_on_the_arrowChina‚Äôs Imperial Commissioner Lin Zexu seized 20,000 chests of opium from foreign traders. On June 3, 1839, the twenty-three day process of the destruction of the opium at Humen commenced. It was reduced to poisonous slurry and drained into the …