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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. 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 »

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

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP. China. US-China honeymoon over: Washington sanctions Chinese bank and sells arms to Taiwan. Experts say relationship is cooling between presidents ...and more »

Taiwan's Richest: Below The Cut And On The Move In Mainland China - Forbes

Forbes Asia's full series of reports about the 2017 Forbes Taiwan Rich List appears in the July issue. Political and economic ties between mainland China and Taiwan have been hurt in the past year after Taiwan voters elected Tsai Ing-wen from the ...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. tweet · share. Getty Images. cThe Trump administration's months-long effort to be gentle in ...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 »

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

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping walking together in Florida in April. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP. China. Why Trump's $1.42bn Taiwan arms sale could backfire with China. The president is laying down crude reminders before his meeting with Xi, but Beijing ...and more »

Trump risks angering China with $1.4bn arms deal to Taiwan - The Guardian

General Wang Shin-lung, commander of the Taiwan army, at a military ceremony. Photograph: MILITARY NEWS AGENCY / HANDOUT HANDOUT/EPA. Taiwan. Trump risks angering China with $1.4bn arms deal to Taiwan. The sale is the first of its kind since Donald ...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 »