Xi in call for renewed anti-drug effort

Presidente Xi Jinping anunciou a iniciativa em 2013

The Chinese leader has issued a nationwide call for a reinvigorated approach to tackle drug-related problems.

The Chinese president made the appeal in a written instruction announced ahead of today"s International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

He emphasized that the war on drugs can only be won through strengthening the ruling Communist Party"s leadership and by giving "full play to the political and system advantages" as well as via an improved anti-drug work mechanism, the mobilization of the public and heightened responsibilities for officials, according to Xinhua News Agency .