The United States consumes 80 per cent of the world’s opioids, according to China’s foreign ministry. Photo: Reuters

Do more to cut demand for fentanyl, China tells United States

  • Chinese foreign ministry says that as the world’s biggest consumer of the opioid, the US should stop trying to pin the drug problem on others
Topic |   US-China relations

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The United States consumes 80 per cent of the world’s opioids, according to China’s foreign ministry. Photo: Reuters
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US customs officials inspect a package of fentanyl intercepted at John F Kennedy airport in New York. Photo: Washington Post

China accuses US of using fentanyl as a political weapon as Donald Trump orders shipping firms to step up checks

  • Head of country’s national drugs regulator says Washington is politicising the issue accusing politicians of ‘upending the facts’ for their own purposes
  • US President issues Twitter tirade ordering American companies to step up searches for imports of the drug linked to opioid epidemic
Topic |   US-China trade war

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US customs officials inspect a package of fentanyl intercepted at John F Kennedy airport in New York. Photo: Washington Post
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