Erika Kinetz

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    China Sentences Fentanyl Traffickers After US Tip About Ring

    A Chinese court sentenced nine fentanyl traffickers on Thursday in a case that is the culmination of a rare collaboration between Chinese and U.S. law enforcement to crack down on global networks that manufacture and distribute lethal synthetic opioids. Liu Yong was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, while Jiang Juhua and Wang Fengxi were sentenced to life in...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    China Grants 18 Trademarks in 2 Months to Trump, Daughter Ivanka

    The Chinese government granted 18 trademarks to companies linked to President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump over the last two months, Chinese public records show, raising concerns about conflicts of interest in the White House. In October, China’s Trademark Office granted provisional approval for 16 trademarks to Ivanka Trump Marks LLC, bringing to 34 the total number of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 15, 2018

    Nebraska Executes First Inmate Using Fentanyl

    Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday.

  • New York May 29, 2018

    China Approves 13 New Ivanka Trump Trademarks in 3 Months

    Ivanka Trump’s brand continues to win foreign trademarks in China and the Philippines, adding to questions about conflicts of interest at the White House, The Associated Press has found. On Sunday, China granted the first daughter’s company final approval for its 13th trademark in the last three months, trademark office records show. Over the same period, the Chinese government has...

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    Probe: Chinese Opioid Sellers Exploit US Postal Service Flaw

    Congressional investigators said Wednesday that Chinese opioid manufacturers are exploiting weak screening at the U.S. Postal Service to ship large quantities of illegal drugs to American dealers. In a yearlong probe , Senate investigators found that Chinese sellers, who openly market opioids such as fentanyl to U.S. buyers, are pushing delivery through the U.S. postal system. The sellers are taking...

  • executive director Mar 19, 2018

    Ivanka Trump Cheers Team USA Ahead of Closing Ceremony

    Trump spent the last full day of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games games cheering Team USA in snowboarding, curling and speedskating.

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2017

    Ivanka Trump's India Visit Raises Questions About Her Brand

    Ivanka Trump described the hurdles faced by women during a speech Tuesday at a business conference in India, which is treating her trip like a royal visit. But her solo outing also highlighted questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump’s speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the southern city of Hyderabad was broadcast...

  • spokesman Jun 8, 2017

    China Defends Arrest of Men Probing Ivanka Trump Supplier

    China’s government on Tuesday rejected a U.S. State Department call to release three activists detained while investigating a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands. It sought instead to enforce a cone of silence around the men, according to a lawyer and the wife of one detainee who was interrogated for hours herself. The U.S. State Department...

  • New York Jun 1, 2017

    Chinese Maker of Ivanka Trump Shoes Denies Labor Violations

    A Chinese company that makes shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands denied allegations Thursday of excessive overtime and low wages made by three activists who have been arrested or disappeared. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Hua Haifeng, an investigator for China Labor Watch, a New York-based nonprofit, had been arrested on a charge of illegal surveillance while his...

  • Donald Trump Mar 8, 2017

    China Grants Preliminary Approval to 38 New Trump Trademarks

    China has granted preliminary approval for 38 new Trump trademarks, paving the way for President Donald Trump and his family to develop a host of branded businesses from hotels to insurance to bodyguard and escort services, public documents show. Trump’s lawyers in China applied for the marks in April 2016, as Trump railed against China at campaign rallies, accusing it...

  • China Feb 16, 2017

    China Carfentanil Ban a ‘Game-Changer' in US Opioid Epidemic

    So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. Beijing is banning carfentanil and three similar drugs as of March 1, China’s Ministry of Public Security said Thursday, closing a major regulatory loophole in the fight to end America’s opioid epidemic. “It shows China’s attitude as a responsible big country,” Yu Haibin, the director...

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