China: US Should Curb Demand for Opioids

Beijing: US Should Curb Demand for Opioids, Not Blame China

BEIJING —
The United States should look within to cut down demand for opioids which are fueling its deadly drug crisis rather than stressing unsubstantiated claims that China is the major source of these chemicals, a top Chinese drug enforcement official said Thursday.

President Donald Trump in November blamed a "flood of cheap and deadly" fentanyl made in China for the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history.

"China doesn't deny that shipments to the U.S. happen, but there isn't the proof to show how much — whether it's 20 percent or 80 percent," said Yu, adding that U.S. authorities have only sent him information about six shipments from China in the past year.

In October 2016, the AP identified 12 Chinese companies willing to export carfentanil around the world for a few thousand dollars a kilogram (2.2. pounds), no questions asked. Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and is legally used as an anesthetic for elephants and other large animals.


Insufficient drug education and the trend in some states of legalizing marijuana have hurt drug enforcement efforts, he said.

"As many states decriminalize marijuana, the public's attitudes and trends of thinking toward drugs will also have a bad effect" on the fight against hard drugs, Yu said.


More than 66,000 people in America died of drug overdoses in the year ending May 2017, a jump of 17.4 percent from the year before, according to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC reports most cases of fentanyl overdose are linked to illicitly produced batches of the substance.

LOL at trying to blame marijuana legalization on this

Shots fired!

I love this country but we have lost our sense of personal responsibility. We should also ask why we have so many poppy fields in Afghanistan. Could we easily wipe them out with c130s fitter with roundup?

China should also control strong substances. Maybe this is payback for the opium wars

Lmao China, and they should stop stop harvesting organs. Obviously, there is an opioid crisis happening, though.

The Cartels control Mexico's deep water ports. China imports drugs, chemicals used to make them, weapons, etc through Mexico.

Enough blame to go all around if you ask me.

Tim Duncan - Shots fired!

I love this country but we have lost our sense of personal responsibility. We should also ask why we have so many poppy fields in Afghanistan. Could we easily wipe them out with c130s fitter with roundup?

Everyone knows but no-one really cares.


Population control that more than pays for itself.


China is trying to solve the problem and I bet some officials in the US secretly agree with what is going on.

Tim Duncan - China should also control strong substances. Maybe this is payback for the opium wars

Very well could be payback. Those peoples know how to hold a grudge.

I suspect this is a covert operation to flood the US with opioids

as someone said already, this is Opium wars 3

vagabond - LOL at trying to blame marijuana legalization on this
This.

Fucking imbeciles.

Common Sense MMA - Why not do both? You have to have your head in the sand to not acknowledge your own government sold you out to the pharmaceutical companies and those two have been in bed together for a long time. But, why can't it be a "yes, that is part of the problem and we should work together as we both have issues...." VS " don't blame us, it's your fault" go nowhere response?

Screen name fits.

China and Russia trolling the US hard as of late.

 

How about give people opiates, but take out the acetometaphine ?

They just want us to adopt the old Chinese solution so they can claim the moral high ground.

But they're not totally wrong. Our system created a shitload of addicts and the illicit drug manufacturers filled the void. Capitalism and shit.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out we've worked hard at fucking ourselves.