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China knowingly funds deadly US fentanyl crisis, House panel says

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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China is knowingly funding and fueling the United States’ fentanyl crisis to profit from the deadly opioid epidemic, according to a report published Tuesday that details a months-long investigation by the House Select Committee on China.

The Chinese Communist Party “directly subsidizes” the manufacture and export of fentanyl materials through tax rebates, gives money to companies openly trafficking these materials, and tips off drug traffickers when the U.S. government seeks to investigate them.

“The Chinese Communist Party is telling us that it wants more fentanyl entering our country,” Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wisc.,...

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