Last week at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit held in San Francisco, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping met to discuss strengthening communication and managing competition. The decaying city was cleaned up especially for the Chinese leader’s visit, with homeless camps swept and garbage collected and hauled away.
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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients. Its potency means it is profitable for drug dealers as well as dangerous and deadly for those who use it, intentionally or unintentionally. Fentanyl began seeping into the illegal drug market a decade ago, chiefly supplied through the mail by China. But the Asian country won't cooperate in blocking shipments to the US in retaliation against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.