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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.and more »

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 ...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 »

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 »

US announces sanctions on Chinese bank, arms-sales package for Taiwan - Washington Post

The Trump administration on Thursday announced new sanctions on a Chinese bank accused of laundering money for North Korean companies and approved a $1.4 billion arms sales package for Taiwan, a pair of measures that is certain to ruffle feathers in ...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 ...and more »

US targets Chinese bank, entity and nationals in new N. Korea measures - NK News

The United States Department of the Treasury has unveiled sanctions on a Chinese shipping company and two Chinese nationals, as well as proposing the exclusion of a Chinese bank from the U.S. financial system, in a new round of North Korea-focused ...and more »

The former US intelligence chief revealed a radical new approach to deal with North Korea - Business Insider

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on "Worldwide threats to America and our allies" in Capitol Hill, Washington Thomson Reuters James Clapper, the former director of national ...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 ...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 »