Episode 6: Britain’s Glorious Past as Drug-Dealer in China

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One of Shanghai’s shopping districts. People in this episode are also speaking from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

 

Few know that the establishment of the British cup of tea as the national drink was financed by Britain’s illegal drug dealing in China. Is this bizarre history just something of the past, or are Chinese people’s views of Britain – not to mention our economic relations – still coloured by it? We hear from some inhabitants of China’s growing mega-cities.

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