Well, yeah, you can hardly get any heavy stuff within China's border, and even for light things like weed, compared with that in the US that you can grab some from across a room, it's still a little bit harder in China. (personally I'm not against marijuanna,
since it's level of dependency and physical harm are not as high as tobacco)
As for drug related laws in China, umm, the fact is you will never receive a bullet if you are just a drug user, but dealers are punished in the most "mind-blowing" way as you know -- I'm OK with this -- I don't want to say too much about if my opinion is
"right" or "wrong", I'd rather take it as my personal attitude: dealing heavy drugs like heroin, cocaine, or methal amphitamine, no, it's not part of freedom, coz you are harming others.
If anyone want to expand the discussion, there is a topic that exist for quite a long time in world legislation field, the three dark clouds in legislation: drug, gambling, and prostitution. You can argue that since they are not against involvers' own wills,
why should we ban them. Too many opinions are already there, which I don't want to list here, but anyway, we all know that they are not legal in many countries around the world -- WHY?
We can talk about any details here, but I just want to say sth general: freedom is always good, but it has it's boundary, and practically, it's boundary and ways of implementation depend on history, culture, economical development level, educational level,
and many other factors. I believe that some univeral truths do exist, but you can hardly precisely name too many.
I don't exactly know what's the law in the US. If heavy drug dealing is legal in the US, fine, let's see what's gonna happen~
BTW, communist saved China from slavery...umm, the Opium War has nothing to do with the communists, it's too many years before the found of the CCP. But I don't mean to against this, coz I know a fact that before 1949, drug still prevailed in China, but
after 1949, it's phucking gone (of coz, I believe the way of achieving so was harsh...)