This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
China: Beijing hits back at Trump over fentanyl deaths’ accusations03:22

China: Beijing hits back at Trump over fentanyl deaths’ accusations

China, Beijing
September 3, 2019 at 12:37 GMT -00:00 · Published

China said it is not the source of the fentanyl that is killing US citizens, contrary to recent accusations made by US President Donald Trump, during the National Narcotics Control Commission briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

Vice Commissioner of the China National Narcotics Control Commission Liu Yuejin stated that "It's irresponsible and with a lack of evidence from the US to claim that China is the main source of fentanyl substances to the US, by only reviewing the very few packages they have."

"I think you can clearly see that what has been said in Twitter by the [US] President Donald Trump has nothing to do with fact and reality at all," Liu added.

Liu emphasised that the US "didn’t investigate properly into the source of the drugs and where it came from", while "pointing the finger at China with no evidence" and "completely blaming" the country.

The statements came after Trump slammed Chinese President Xi Jinping of having contributed to the opioid crisis by not having done enough to curb the trafficking of the synthetic.

China: Beijing hits back at Trump over fentanyl deaths’ accusations03:22
No Account? Sign up!
Description

China said it is not the source of the fentanyl that is killing US citizens, contrary to recent accusations made by US President Donald Trump, during the National Narcotics Control Commission briefing in Beijing on Tuesday.

Vice Commissioner of the China National Narcotics Control Commission Liu Yuejin stated that "It's irresponsible and with a lack of evidence from the US to claim that China is the main source of fentanyl substances to the US, by only reviewing the very few packages they have."

"I think you can clearly see that what has been said in Twitter by the [US] President Donald Trump has nothing to do with fact and reality at all," Liu added.

Liu emphasised that the US "didn’t investigate properly into the source of the drugs and where it came from", while "pointing the finger at China with no evidence" and "completely blaming" the country.

The statements came after Trump slammed Chinese President Xi Jinping of having contributed to the opioid crisis by not having done enough to curb the trafficking of the synthetic.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
Pool for subscribers only
02:29
Kazakhstan: ISS Expedition 63 successfully returns to earth after 196 days in spaceKazakhstan: ISS Expedition 63 successfully returns to earth after 196 days in space
October 22, 2020 at 04:44 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:05
Iran: Army test homemade Bavar-373 surface-to-air missile during drillsIran: Army test homemade Bavar-373 surface-to-air missile during drills
October 22, 2020 at 20:39 GMT -00:00
05:56
89 and still ROLLING! Octogenarian longboarder skates his way around near Vancouver89 and still ROLLING! Octogenarian longboarder skates his way around near Vancouver
October 21, 2020 at 11:27 GMT -00:00
01:10
Georgia: Gunman armed with grenade takes three hostages from Zugdidi bank Georgia: Gunman armed with grenade takes three hostages from Zugdidi bank
October 21, 2020 at 22:42 GMT -00:00
02:55
Sudan: One killed, 14 injured in Khartoum protestsSudan: One killed, 14 injured in Khartoum protests
October 22, 2020 at 01:11 GMT -00:00
03:11
Colombia: Indigenous groups and unions lead national strike in BogotaColombia: Indigenous groups and unions lead national strike in Bogota
October 22, 2020 at 07:21 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:01
Belgium: Belarus opposition representatives win EU human rights awardBelgium: Belarus opposition representatives win EU human rights award
October 22, 2020 at 13:41 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:56
Lebanon: Hariri pledges to stop country's collapse and implement French initiativeLebanon: Hariri pledges to stop country's collapse and implement French initiative
October 22, 2020 at 15:03 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:29
UK: Banksy's 'Show me the Monet' fetches nearly $10m, becomes his 2nd most expensive artworkUK: Banksy's 'Show me the Monet' fetches nearly $10m, becomes his 2nd most expensive artwork
October 22, 2020 at 11:01 GMT -00:00
01:57
Russian diver has friendly encounter with Beluga whale near Popov IslandRussian diver has friendly encounter with Beluga whale near Popov Island
October 20, 2020 at 21:10 GMT -00:00
01:47
Syria: Turkish vehicles transport covered cargo amid reports of withdrawal from Morek outpostSyria: Turkish vehicles transport covered cargo amid reports of withdrawal from Morek outpost
October 20, 2020 at 14:30 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:54
Belgium: US NATO envoy threatens to 'take out' Russian missileBelgium: US NATO envoy threatens to 'take out' Russian missile
October 2, 2018 at 18:12 GMT -00:00
02:47
Armenia: 14-year-old who evacuated family in midst of Nagorno-Karabakh clashes recounts journey Armenia: 14-year-old who evacuated family in midst of Nagorno-Karabakh clashes recounts journey
October 21, 2020 at 20:30 GMT -00:00
02:07
Russia: World’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker officially enters full operation in MurmanskRussia: World’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker officially enters full operation in Murmansk
October 22, 2020 at 23:15 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:39
Russia: Kamchatka volcano erupts spewing ash into sky Russia: Kamchatka volcano erupts spewing ash into sky
October 22, 2020 at 09:05 GMT -00:00
03:14
USA: Tensions flare in NYC as pro-Trump demo disrupted by counter protestersUSA: Tensions flare in NYC as pro-Trump demo disrupted by counter protesters
October 22, 2020 at 03:07 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:26
He could BEARly go on! Brown bear caught catching a break during the nightHe could BEARly go on! Brown bear caught catching a break during the night
October 21, 2020 at 22:39 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:36
Russia: 'Sputnik V' will allow 70% of Russia to be vaccinated within a year, says Gamaleya Institute chiefRussia: 'Sputnik V' will allow 70% of Russia to be vaccinated within a year, says Gamaleya Institute chief
October 22, 2020 at 00:16 GMT -00:00
00:48
Georgia: Armoured vehicles, helicopter dispatched in Zugdidi hostage situation Georgia: Armoured vehicles, helicopter dispatched in Zugdidi hostage situation
October 21, 2020 at 18:43 GMT -00:00
02:29
Nigeria: Burned wreckage on Abuja's streets amid ongoing anti-SARS protestsNigeria: Burned wreckage on Abuja's streets amid ongoing anti-SARS protests
October 21, 2020 at 23:12 GMT -00:00
01:53
Germany: See aftermath of fire that broke out in front of Berlin's vacated Liebig34 squatGermany: See aftermath of fire that broke out in front of Berlin's vacated Liebig34 squat
October 22, 2020 at 10:11 GMT -00:00
01:59
Czech Republic: Non-essential shops close as restrictions tighten following record COVID surgeCzech Republic: Non-essential shops close as restrictions tighten following record COVID surge
October 22, 2020 at 11:49 GMT -00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:45
Ireland: Dubliners sing and dance at impromptu gathering on eve of lockdownIreland: Dubliners sing and dance at impromptu gathering on eve of lockdown
October 22, 2020 at 14:50 GMT -00:00
01:05
Nigeria: Cloud of smoke fills sky as bus terminal set on fire in LagosNigeria: Cloud of smoke fills sky as bus terminal set on fire in Lagos
October 21, 2020 at 16:09 GMT -00:00
01:11
USA: Strong winds reignite CalWood fires in ColoradoUSA: Strong winds reignite CalWood fires in Colorado
October 21, 2020 at 10:36 GMT -00:00
04:30
NAILardo da Vinci! Chinese artist uses thousands of nails to draw stunning portraitsNAILardo da Vinci! Chinese artist uses thousands of nails to draw stunning portraits
October 20, 2020 at 19:01 GMT -00:00
02:48
Bolivia: Protesters rally in Cochabamba to reject victory of Morales's partyBolivia: Protesters rally in Cochabamba to reject victory of Morales's party
October 22, 2020 at 06:38 GMT -00:00
View all videos