Chinese government has little incentive to stop the country’s drug cartels from fueling US fentanyl crisis

Large Chinese drug networks are helping fuel the U.S. fentanyl crisis, a situation Beijing has little incentive to combat amid deteriorating relations with Washington. “Since approximately 2013, China has been the principal source of the fentanyl flooding America’s illicit drug market,” Craig Singleton, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told … Read more

South Korean president skips in-person meeting with Pelosi, causing controversy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrapped up her two-day visit to Seoul on Thursday, but her non-in-person meeting with the president has led to controversy among South Koreans. Pelosi is the first sitting speaker to visit South Korea since Dennis Hastert visited Seoul in 2002. She met her counterpart, Kim Jin-pyo, the speaker of the National Assembly, … Read more