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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 »

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 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 »

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 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 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 »

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 »

Why Trump's $1.42bn Taiwan arms sale could backfire with China - The Guardian

The president is laying down crude reminders before his meeting with Xi, but Beijing tends to react badly to bullying. Simon Tisdall. Fri 30 Jun 2017 08.45 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.41 EST. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share via ...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, 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.and more »