A court in China announced that an official in Guangdong Province invested in producing drugs in a vacant government office building and was arrested after drug dealers were apprehended.

The Hunan High Court revealed the case of the Cantonese official when it discussed drug-related offenses during a press conference on Dec. 30.

According to a U.S. government assessment, most fentanyl in the United States comes from China. These synthetic drugs enter the United States in enormous quantities via the Internet or the U.S.–Mexico border, killing tens of thousands of Americans every year.  

Markos Kounalakis, a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, said that fentanyl plays a role as a 21st-century weapon during the Chinese Communist Party’s Opium War against the United States. 

The CCP has a long history of selling drugs to “adversary countries.” For example, it cultivated enormous amounts of opium in northern Shaanxi during the civil war and then transferred it to Kuomintang-controlled areas.

The CCP poisoned the “enemies” while making a lot of money to buy weapons for a future war with the Kuomintang. 

During the trade dispute between the United States and China, Beijing was obliged to guarantee that it would control fentanyl. As a result, the CCP sentenced nine drug traffickers to prison for smuggling fentanyl into the United States. However, with the deterioration of U.S.–China relations, Beijing began to shelter criminals.

Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry,  criticized the U.S. arrest warrant for Chinese citizen Zhang Jian in August 2020. U.S. State Department had issued a subpoena for Zhang for supplying fentanyl to the United States via the Internet. 

China is the largest producer of synthetic drugs in the world.

A group of reporters once used “everychina.com,” a Chinese international trade search engine to look for the “fentanyl” word, and discovered nearly 2,000 ads for vendors all around China. Most of their advertisements show photographs of finished products for sale, and some even include pictures of factories in operation.

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