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RP introduced tobacco to China

Posted by Mai on May 21st, 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
RP introduced tobacco to China

(Editor’s note: The Sixth Dr. Jose P. Rizal Awards for Excellence awarding ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., June 14, at the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center on Anda and Cabildo streets, Intramuros, Manila.)

By Go Bon Juan

Believe it or not, one jin (equivalent to 0.5 kilo) of tobacco once cost as much as one horse in China. That was during the late Ming dynasty or more than 300 years ago in the 17th century.

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