USA to Impose New Sanctions on Chinese Banks Over North Korea Ties

USA to Impose New Sanctions on Chinese Banks Over North Korea Ties

The fresh and potential sanctions could target "low-hanging fruit", or smaller institutions rather than any of China's bigger banks, but the breadth of and when the sanctions are put in place will be contingent on talks between the US and China Wednesday, administration sources told Reuters. He said China was abiding by.

85 percent - were women. "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!"

Arrivals peaked in 2009, but numbers have fallen more recently, with leader Kim Jong Un reportedly ordering crackdowns on defectors and tightened border controls after inheriting power from his father in 2011.

The US is also planning to impose new sanctions on Chinese firms and banks continuing to carry out deals with Pyongyang, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing top senior US officials. "Trade related to DPRK people's livelihood, especially those that reflect humanitarianism should not be influenced by the sanctions", Huang said.

According to a report from CNBC, further sanctions could be imposed on small Chinese firms believed to be linked to North Korea in the next few weeks.

The so-called "secondary sanctions" now being considered are a way for the United States to apply targeted economic pressure on companies in countries with ties to North Korea by denying them access to the U.S. market and financial system.

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Chinese purchases of North Korea iron ore rose 34 percent from a year earlier in the first five months of the year, according to a South Korean industry group, the Korea International Trade Association.

North Korea bought $1.67 billion worth of Chinese products in the first six months of the year, which helped push total trade between the two countries up 10 percent between January and June. The bigger Chinese banks will be left alone, for now.

A Bank of Dandong branch in China.

Shortly after their meeting, Trump said he had told Xi that China would get a better trade deal if it reined in North Korea.

Reflecting growing concern about North Korea on Capitol Hill, two members of the US Senate Banking Committee, Democrat Chris Van Hollen and Republican Pat Toomey, announced on Wednesday they would soon introduce legislation for North Korea modelled on the Iran secondary sanctions laws passed by Congress.

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