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US plans to sell Taiwan about $1.42 billion in arms - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea. FILE ...and more »

Trump sanctions Chinese bank in bid to rein in North Korea - CNNMoney

The Trump administration on Thursday moved to block a Chinese bank with alleged illicit financial ties to North Korea from gaining access to the U.S. banking system. In an effort to increase pressure on North Korea to curb its nuclear and ballistic ...and more »

US, Hardening Line on China, Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The State Department approved on Thursday selling more than $1 billion in arms to Taiwan in yet another sign that the Trump administration is embracing a far more confrontational approach with China. Heather Nauert, a State Department ...and more »

US Targets Chinese Bank to Ramp Up Pressure on North Korea - Bloomberg

The Trump administration took steps Thursday to penalize a Chinese bank, a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese citizens in an attempt to cut off North Korea's access to the international financial system. The punitive measures ratchet up pressure ...and more »

Why Trump just slapped new sanctions on Chinese banks - Vox

The era of Trump being gentle with China on North Korea appears to be over. By Zeeshan Aleem@ZeeshanAleemzeeshan.aleem@vox.com Jun 29, 2017, 5:10pm EDT. Share More. Share. Why Trump just slapped new sanctions on Chinese banks. tweet share Reddit Pocket ...and more »

The Trump administration calls China's bluff on North Korea - Washington Post

This post has been updated, 7:05 p.m.. The Trump administration on Thursday announced sanctions against Chinese entities accused of aiding North Korea's illicit nuclear and missile programs. The action is a sharp turn in President Trump's approach to ...and more »

Ambassador: US decision to approve Taiwan arms undermines US-China relations - CNN

(CNN) The US' decision to go ahead with the sale of a $1.4 billion arms package to Taiwan threatens to undermine US-Chinese relations, China's ambassador to Washington said. Speaking to the People's Daily newspaper Thursday, Ambassador Cui Tiankai said ...and more »

Arms to Taiwan and Action Against a Chinese Bank: Is Trump's US-China 'Honeymoon' Over? - The Diplomat

Is the Trump administration taking a warning shot across Xi Jinping's bow or is this a broader shift in approach? By Ankit Panda for The Diplomat. June 30, 2017. Is U.S. President Donald J. Trump's “honeymoon” period with China over? Two developments ...and more »

What Trump's new policy on North Korea means for China - South China Morning Post

In urging all sides to consider a new policy towards North Korea, including military options, President Donald Trump is signalling his intent to grab the proverbial bull by the horns. But no one should assume that the previous policy of relying on ...and more »

Trump set to blacklist Chinese bank over continuing links to North Korea - World Finance

The Trump administration has accused China's Bank of Dandong of illicit financial dealings with North Korea, including the laundering of money for the totalitarian state. The US Treasury is now considering cutting the modest bank from the US financial ...and more »