Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

“The cost for do­ing busi­ness on WeChat is low, and earn­ing money is easy and fast.” So said a man sur­named Yang who con­vinced a 19-year-old fe­male col­lege stu­dent sur­named Liu to join his il­le­gal drug busi­ness. In Fe­bru­ary, Liu’s friend in­tro­duced Yang to her on Wechat. At­tracted by the great ben­e­fits of the busi­ness, Liu be­gan to sell mar­i­juana on Wechat Mo­ments and earned 600 yuan ($89) on the first trade. Af­ter be­ing caught by the po­lice, Liu was sen­tenced to five months in prison by Bei­jing Third In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court. (Source: Bei­jing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Xia Qing/GT

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