Earlier this week, within hours a photo taken at Xiaogan City High School in Hubei Province China was circulated all over China. In the photo some students were in class reviewing their homework. What is unusual in the picture is that more than half of the 50 or so students had an intravenous infusion bottle above their heads.
What they are injecting, collectively and following the advice of the school, are amino acids supposed to â€œenhance their physical fitness and replenish their energy,â€ so as to boost their performance in the upcoming entrance examinations for colleges.
The picture is inconceivable. In order to help pigs grow, Chinese breeders feed them with Paylean, a beta-adrenoceptor agonist drug linked to cancer and heart disease. Now to help them compete in highly competitive exams, schools and parents do not hesitate to subject their children to amino acid injections. Where is this going to end?