A bipartisan us body has given a rare recognition of the success of US-China co-operation in fighting fentanyl trafficking

2022-05-10 0 By

Mexico has replaced China as the “primary source” of fentanyl supplies and synthetic opioids flowing into the drug market in the United States, a new report from a bipartisan US agency said on Tuesday, in a rare acknowledgment of the success of us-China cooperation in combating fentanyl trafficking over the past few years.Experts believe that it is an objective fact that China’s participation in global drug control has achieved great results, and the US side has to acknowledge this.Fentanyl and synthetic opioids accounted for about two-thirds of the more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States from June 2020 to May 2021, according to a new report released on Monday by the federal Commission to Combat Synthetic Opioid Trafficking.Most of those killed were Americans between the ages of 18 and 45.The report warns that more American lives will be lost if the United States does nothing to change its approach to new challenges.The latest report also shows that while 70% to 80% of fentanyl seized by federal authorities in the United States between 2014 and 2019 came from China;But now Mexico has become the main source of fentanyl flowing into the U.S. market.The commission is a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers, experts and officials from federal agencies.Just a year ago, the United States repeatedly accused China of being the “largest source” of fentanyl in the United States.On August 24, 2021, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission released a report stating that Despite banning fentanyl and similar variants in 2019, China “continues to be a major source of illicit fentanyl and fentanyl-related drugs smuggled into the United States.”On January 19 of that year, Biden’s nominee for secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, declared at a hearing, “I am also well aware of the massive exports of illegal substances from China to the United States that tragically kill thousands of Americans every day,” referring to the drug fentanyl, which comes “primarily from China.”In response to the US accusations, China’s foreign ministry said the US accusations were unreasonable and unacceptable.China strictly controls all narcotic drugs, psychotropic drugs and chemical precursors.China’s efforts have been recognized internationally.The United States cannot harm China’s interests while expecting Unconditional cooperation from China.In fact, since May 1, 2019, the Chinese government has regulated fentanyl substances as a whole, making China the only country in the world to officially regulate fentanyl substances.Hua Zhendong, deputy director of the Anti-drug Intelligence and Technology Center of the Ministry of Public Security and a doctor with the National Drug Laboratory, previously told the Global Times that the root of the fentanyl crisis in the US lies entirely in the US itself, and the source of the opioid crisis in the US is prescription drug abuse.In addition, an official report released by the US Drug Enforcement Administration in 2020 showed that after China banned the entire class of fentanyl, another chemical giant, India, was at increasing risk of smuggling fentanyl and its precursors to Mexico and the US.”If the United States fails to address its massive opioid addiction population and the drug trafficking networks run by Mexican drug cartels, the huge demand for illegal opioids in the United States will always exist,” Hua said.Media reports in the United States, though, on the one hand, recognized the two countries in combating fentanyl selling successful bilateral cooperation, on the one hand, and put forward the new cooperation requires, such as the committee called for u.s.-china cooperation, monitor China’s instant messaging platform “to advertise fentanyl precursor and in violation of the terms of service” account.9 foreign affairs college professor hai-dong li told the global times, said Washington’s latest report can prove that deal with fentanyl is one of the field of progress of china-us cooperation, this conclusion is based on existing cooperation to achieve significant results, and the whole of China is a class of fentanyl column tube on the basis of achieved significant results, “this is an objective fact that the United States also have to admit this.”On the other hand, in the face of the fact that fentanyl has caused a large number of deaths in the United States, Li Haidong believes that due to the effective cooperation between the United States and China, especially the relevant control measures of China, the flow of fentanyl between China and the United States has been cut off to the maximum extent, while the amount of fentanyl entering the United States from Mexico has increased sharply.Us some lawmakers say China and the United States in the field of fentanyl and synthetic opioids cooperation still can excavate potential, so they would be willing to view of fentanyl cooperation of China and the United States express affirmative, look forward to cooperation, the two sides have more “in addition, for the members of congress, in the aspect of banning opioid and fentanyl make a tangible concrete results,It also helps them win voters in their districts and they are willing to push it.”(Source: Huanqiu)