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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 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 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Blacklisted China bank cited as a North Korea conduit to global finance - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's move to shut off Bank of Dandong from the U.S. financial system punishes a small regional Chinese lender with what U.S. authorities say has been an outsized exposure to North Korea and its banned nuclear and missile ...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 »

China 'outraged' by $1.42 billion planned US arms sales to Taiwan - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States to revoke immediately its “wrong decision” to sell Taiwan $1.42 billion worth of arms, saying it contradicted a “consensus” President Xi Jinping reached with his counterpart, Donald Trump, in talks in ...and more »