According to this site, "Washington is spending $2.6 million training Chinese prostitutes to drink more responsibly on the job." Is this true, and, if so, what program are they referencing?

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    Out of curiosity, why the downvotes?
    – jrdioko
    Oct 1, 2011 at 1:10

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"[T]raining...to drink more responsibly," is not an accurate summary of the grant's use, as the summary does not include the central topic of the grant, which was the study of and mitigation of AIDS transmission.

Dr. Li’s project will develop, implement and evaluate a venue-based alcohol and HIV risk reduction intervention center for establishment-based female sex workers in Guangxi, China. "


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    I've removed all comments, the political aspect is completely off-topic here.
    – Mad Scientist
    Oct 3, 2011 at 9:41
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    The alcohol reduction portion will be interesting, since most Asians lack the ability to metabolize alcohol efficiently - which is why they get drunk quicker.
    – Darwy
    Nov 2, 2011 at 20:43
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    @Darwy: "Most" is pushing it; the alcohol flush reaction is present in 36% of East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans), and that's where it's most prevalent. It's not a majority anywhere. It's also somewhat self-limiting; alcoholism is a harder habit to develop when you reliably develop super-hangovers from indulging. Aug 7, 2018 at 6:06

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