Opioids emerge as key sticking point for US-China trade deal

A joint operation that led to the conviction of three Chinese nationals for smuggling fentanyl is a hopeful sign for Trump as he faces election year

The seemingly never-ending trade dispute between China and the US often seems like a game of snakes and ladders. Last week China signaled a breakthrough on a quarrel that has roiled economies around the world – only for the Trump administration to issue a denial. The sticking point, for some, appears to be the US opioid crisis.

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