On August 12, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin hosted a regular press conference.

  A reporter asked: Recently, Gupta, director of the National Drug Policy Office of the White House, tweeted about China's countermeasures against Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, saying that drug overdose causes 100,000 lives in the United States every year. "unacceptable".

What is China's comment?

  Wang Wenbin said that, despite China's solemn warnings and repeated representations, Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan, which seriously affected the political foundation of China-US relations.

China's announcement of eight countermeasures, including the suspension of China-US anti-drug cooperation, is a resolute and forceful response to the provocation by the US and Taiwan, and is completely reasonable, appropriate and appropriate.

Regarding the issue of fentanyl abuse in the United States, I would like to emphasize three points:

  First, the root cause of the fentanyl abuse crisis in the United States lies in the United States itself.

Second, China has made great efforts to help the United States resolve the fentanyl issue.

Third, the responsibility for undermining China-US anti-drug cooperation lies entirely with the US side.

It has been more than two years since the U.S. side listed scientific research institutions that are responsible for the detection and control of fentanyl-like substances, such as the Physical Evidence Identification Center of the Ministry of Public Security of China and the National Narcotics Laboratory, on the "entity list" on the grounds of the so-called human rights issue in Xinjiang.

The U.S. side has been making negative and untrue remarks publicly, repeatedly hyping up old cases, sanctioning Chinese companies on the grounds of fentanyl, offering high rewards to wanted Chinese citizens, misleading the public, blaming others, and shifting the responsibility for the poor governance of domestic drug abuse.

The Chinese side has lodged representations with the U.S. side many times, but the U.S. side has yet to respond.

The U.S. side should fully bear the consequences of damaging the relationship between the two countries and harming China-U.S. drug control cooperation.

  I would like to stress that China's stance on strict drug control is resolute.

Against the background of the continuous spread of the global drug situation, China's drug control has achieved remarkable results.

As a responsible major country, China will, as always, actively participate in international and multilateral anti-drug cooperation, and contribute Chinese wisdom and Chinese strength to global drug governance.

We also sincerely hope that the US will effectively resolve the fentanyl abuse crisis at an early date, and the American people will get rid of the harm of drugs as soon as possible.

(made by Sui Zhiyuan)

Responsible editor: [Li Ji]