As COVID-19 Ravages China, Some Seek Black Market Drugs

As COVID–19 cases continue to surge in China, soaring demand for Western-developed treatments have led some citizens to turn to the black market. That trend was on display this weekend when HK$600,000 ($77,000) worth of illegally imported drugs bound for the mainland were seized by Hong Kong customs officials.

Officers discovered medicines—mostly intended for the treatment of …

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