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Trade war

Fentanyl trafficking plus a trade row makes for vicious cocktail

Trump accuses China of fueling US opioid epidemic, clouding prospects for a deal

A U.S. customs officer inspects a package at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The Trump administration accuses China of not doing enough to stop the smuggling of fentanyl into the U.S.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The Trump administration's charge that China is responsible for most of the illicit fentanyl flowing into the U.S. is threatening to become another flashpoint in the trade war.

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