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China condemns US sanctions over 'North Korea funding' - BBC News

China has reacted angrily to a US decision to impose sanctions on a Chinese bank accused of laundering North Korean money. A foreign ministry spokesman urged the US to "stop wrongful actions" to avoid harming co-operation. The US announced the move, as ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

US Imposes New Sanctions Over North Korea Ties - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on a Chinese bank, a Chinese company and two Chinese citizens in an effort to crack down on North Korea's financing and development of weapons of mass destruction. The sanctions follow the ...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 »

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 »

US targets Chinese bank, company, two individuals over North Korea - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on two Chinese citizens and a shipping company on Thursday for helping North Korea's nuclear and missile programs and accused a Chinese bank of laundering money for Pyongyang. U.S. Treasury ...and more »

US-China honeymoon over: Washington sanctions Chinese bank and sells arms to Taiwan - The Guardian

Experts say relationship is cooling between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping as US loses patience over North Korea and South China Sea. Tom Phillips in Hong Kong and Oliver Holmes in Bangkok. Fri 30 Jun 2017 00.33 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb ...and more »

Taiwan arms sale, North Korea sanctions outrage Beijing in test of US-China ties under Trump - Washington Post

BEIJING — Call it President Trump's hamburger diplomacy. On Friday, U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and a clutch of American cattlemen in 10-gallon hats gathered at a chic hotel in Beijing to sip champagne and ...and more »