Chuck Schumer
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US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer accused Chinese firms of "fuelling" a drug addiction crisis in the United States, as he met with officials in Shanghai on the first leg of a visit to the country.

Schumer is the latest high-level American official to visit China as Washington seeks to ease tensions with Beijing.

He met Saturday with Chen Jining, the ruling Chinese Communist Party's chief official in Shanghai, according to a pool report, stressing the United States "does not want to decouple our economies".

He also raised the issue of Chinese firms' role in the fentanyl drug addiction crisis in the United States.

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