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Liu Yuejin of China's National Narcotics Control Commission speaks at a Beijing press conference on Monday. He announced that all fentanyl-related drugs will become controlled substances, effective May 1. Sam McNeil/AP hide caption

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A Chinese site engineer is seen during construction of an extension of the Southern Expressway in Sri Lanka, in November. The project is part of Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Meng Hongwei was the president of Interpol when he was reported missing while on a trip to China last fall. He's now facing prosecution on bribery charges, China's Communist Party says. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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The German headquarters of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei in Duesseldorf, Germany. The U.S. says it may stop sharing intelligence with Germany if it adopts Huawei's 5G technology. Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters hide caption

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Despite U.S. Pressure, Germany Refuses To Exclude Huawei's 5G Technology

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Kuang Yang burns a Chinese flag to protest human rights abuses, outside British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on March 6, as Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appears in court. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Canada Gets Squeezed Between China And The U.S.

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The U.S. used to ship about 7 million tons of plastic trash to China a year, where much of it was recycled into raw materials. Then came the Chinese crackdown of 2018. Olivia Sun/NPR hide caption

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Where Will Your Plastic Trash Go Now That China Doesn't Want It?

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A truck passes a stack of China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Georgia on July 5, 2018. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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A worker helps load steel rods April 6, 2016, at a plant in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. China's government plays a powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Close Government-Business Ties Are A Key Challenge In U.S. Trade Talks

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Michael Kovrig, seen here in a video from March 2018, was detained in China more than 80 days ago. Chinese officials say he's suspected of stealing state secrets; others say he is a pawn in a broader fight over Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. AP hide caption

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U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators meeting in Washington, D.C. last week. Citing progress in the talks, President Trump said he would suspend a planning increase in tariffs on Chinese goods due to take effect on March 1. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discusses the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on Oct. 1, 2018. Lighthizer is now the chief U.S. negotiator in trade talks with China. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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'Expect Change': Robert Lighthizer Is Trump's Hardball-Playing China Trade Negotiator

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, left, listens to Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing last week. The two will meet tomorrow as negotiations continue. Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers pull out cosmetically defective garlic (that will be processed separately) at the Christopher Ranch processing plant in Gilroy, Calif. About 6 percent of its garlic is bought from China; the rest is homegrown. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts

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A landscape with a reforestation project in Gongxian County in Sichuan, China. Eye Ubiquitous/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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You May Be Surprised To Learn Which 2 Countries Are Making The Globe A Lot Greener

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Chinese scientist He Jiankui speaks at a human genome editing summit in Hong Kong on Nov. 28, 2018. He announced an experiment on twins that raised a range of ethical questions and prompted China's government to vow to punish him. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gene-Editing Scientist's 'Actions Are A Product Of Modern China'

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