China to 'immediately' implement U.S. trade truce measures

Irving Hamilton
December 7, 2018

According to the statistics, 47,600 people died from any opioid and 28,466 people died from synthetic opioids other than methadone - which includes fentanyl.

Talks during the 90 day period during which President Donald Trump has agreed to suspend USA tariff hikes will start by focusing on farm goods, energy and automobiles, said a Ministry of Commerce spokesman, Gao Feng.

'One of the very exciting things to come out of my meeting with President Xi of China is his promise to me to criminalize the sale of deadly Fentanyl coming into the United States.

And in reality, China is already most likely the world's leading drug executioner. The only reason for any doubt is that China does not provide data on how many people it executes for drug offenses, but according to Amnesty International, "thousands of executions...were believed to have been carried out in China" a year ago.

China has said it will import more USA products to reduce its trade surplus, but no dollar amount has been publicly discussed. "If China cracks down on this 'horror drug, ' using the Death Penalty for distributors and pushers, the results will be incredible!" he added.

One, by Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, a coalition of business and agricultural groups lobbying against Trump's new duties, found that imports targeted by USA tariffs had continued to grow through September.

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"When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so", he said.

Trump on Sunday, December 2, said China also would "reduce and remove" tariffs of 40 percent on cars, though Beijing has yet to confirm the move.

"Fentanyl has indeed become the leading cause of overdose deaths in the US, but health-based measures are far more effective than criminalization", he said. "Interventions like drug checking, naloxone, supervised consumption spaces, and expanding access to evidence-based treatment are urgently needed to reduce fentanyl-related deaths".

The clock started ticking on December 1, when Trump met in Buenos Aires with China's leader Xi Jinping and agreed to work towards an agreement to roll back the exchange of tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars in two-way trade.

In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of total drug overdose deaths was 70,327. Smith is now a senior writing fellow at the Independent Media Institute.

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