Biden’s China Ambassador: CCP ‘Not Contributing’ To Fentanyl Problem

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2023
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President Joe Biden’s Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns said in comments published Thursday that China’s government is “not contributing” to the fentanyl epidemic in the United States.

The State Department has repeatedly lamented that Beijing is not doing enough to stem the tide of fentanyl flowing into the United States. But Burns’ remarks seemingly suggest the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is not directly responsible for the issue, and that the blame lies instead with non-government actors.

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