I’ve been reading more and more about how drug busts and discoveries of fentanyl in mass quantities in Mexico.
The blame is always 100% fixated on Mexican criminal organizations. However it’s really the Chinese black market that is directly responsible for providing Mexican cartels the precursor agents to create fentanyl pills. Without Chinese supplies they wouldn’t be able to create recreational fentanyl in the first place.
China has extremely strict anti drug laws and a very powerful (often brutal) government that has no qualms about executing drug traffickers. It’s no secret that if you get involved with the drug market in China your days are numbered. Doesn’t matter what kind of drug either. They can technically execute you for having over 50 grams of cannabis. Yet it seems that only more and more fentanyl is being produced and shipped to the USA and Mexico. Why?
Now I highly doubt the Chinese government is openly green flagging this bs. But given how fentanyl is directly harming a major geopolitical enemy it wouldn’t surprise me at all that the PRC is turning a blind eye on aggressive law enforcement. Sure the PRC might “say” they are working hard to combat fentanyl production and might show a few examples of a lab bust here or there But I highly doubt they care about cracking down on this production in mass
But why is it that whenever China does something to harm the US and/or the rest of the world it gets downplayed by our mass media and many of our politicians?
Also if China really did effectively crack down on this like pink anon claimed and moved operations to India, why aren’t we calling out India. Their government might not be as powerful as China but they aren’t nowhere near as corrupt as Mexico?
Actually China has been cracking down on fentanyl and fentanyl precursors. Suppliers have been moving operations to India as a result. This will be a never ending shell game as long as there is a market for the drug. Harsh rhetoric from a U. S. president isn’t likely to foster cooperation from any foreign government.
Since when has Biden had any legitimate “harsh rhetoric” for the PRC? Trump at least got tough on political tools like tariffs (not saying it was right or wrong).
Still though does China really care that fentanyl is harming a geopolitical enemy? Doubt it.