TRC #571: Did China Ban Video Games After 10PM? + Did Portugal Solve Its Drug Crisis? + Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking To Strangers

Adam looks into some curious headlines suggesting that China has banned video games after 10PM. Cristina looks closely at how Portugal is doing 18 years after decriminalizing drugs. Darren explores the assumptions and mistakes humans make when dealing with people via Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking To Strangers.

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Did China Bans Video Games After 10PM?

China Bans Kids From Playing Games After 10 p.m., Caps Microtransaction Spending – Kotaku

China coverage is reaching DPRK covrerage levels of just saying whatever the fuck – @JimfromBC on Twitter

坚决遏制沉迷,保护青少年健康成长——国家新闻出版署有关负责人就《关于防止未成年人沉迷网络游戏的通知》答记者问 (Resolutely curb indulging and protect the healthy growth of young people – the relevant person in charge of the State Press and Publication Administration answered the “Notice on Preventing Minors from Indulging in Online Games”)

Legal Loophole: China’s Gaming Ban Doesn’t Count If You Hide Under the Covers and Play Under Your Pillow – Hard Drive

List of banned video games – China – Wikipedia

Did Portugal Solve Its Drug Crisis?

Guardian: Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

Time: Want to Win the War on Drugs? Portugal Might Have the Answer

Transformdrugs: Drug decriminalisation in Portugal: setting the record straight

GoodNewsNetwork: 14 Years After Decriminalizing Heroin, Here’s What Portugal Looks Like

HuffPost: Portugal Solved Its Drug Crisis. Why Can’t America Do The Same?

Wiki: Drug Policy of Portugal

Wiki: Salazar

Wiki: Portugal

Worldometers: World Population – Portugal

CBC News: How Europe’s heroin capital solved its overdose crisis

IDPC: Inside Portugal’s first mobile safe consumption site 

Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking To Strangers

Gladwell Books

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