Statement of China at HLM

In June 2008 new drug control law came into force in China. The statement described the country’ approach to drugs as being ‘people based’, yet continued to state that it practiced both voluntary and compulsory drug treatment treatment.

China engages in practical cooperation with the international community in many enforcement areas and alternative development efforts. It ‘highly evaluates and supports’ the new Political Declaration.

China calls for international cooperation to promote all aspects of international law and obligations, including human rights. No mention made of harm reduction, despite rapid scale up of harm reduction interventions in China in recent years.

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