Between the lines: China fires back at U.S. on the opioid crisis

White powder in clear plastic bag.
Bags of heroin, some laced with fentanyl, are displayed. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Liu Yuejin, the deputy chief of China's National Narcotics Control Commission, said on Monday that the United States should look at domestic factors for its opioid crisis instead of blaming China, per CNN.

The big picture: Both Congress and President Trump have blamed Chinese suppliers for fueling the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S., claiming that users are able to easily buy drugs like fentanyl online and receive them via mail, per The New York Times.