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Monday, October 27, 2008

Youth in China Not Concerned About Drinking Too Much
By Gary Feuerberg

WASHINGTON—In the United States, most people are aware of the pernicious health and social consequences of consuming alcohol beverages, like accidents, disease, and domestic violence. By contrast, for most Chinese people, the social ills resulting from drinking do not come to mind as in the West, according to new research, sponsored by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP).

While Chinese are aware of the negative side of drinking, such as traffic crashes or alcoholism, they express surprise that anyone would want to single out drinking for its problems.

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