US sanctions Chinese and North Korean organisations

 US sanctions Chinese and North Korean organisations

The United States imposed sanctions against 13 Chinese and North Korean organisations, the U.S. Treasury announced.

The new curbs show the Trump administration’s focus on hurting trade between China and North Korea, which it sees as key to deterring Pyongyang from its ambition to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the United States.

The latest sanctions included blacklisting three Chinese companies, Dandong Kehua Economy & Trade Co., Dandong Xianghe Trading Co., and Dandong Hongda Trade Co., which the Treasury Department said had done more than $750 million in combined trade with North Korea over almost five years until Aug. 31.

It said they were involved in trade of coal, iron ore, lead, zinc and silver ore, lead metal and ferrous products as well as notebook computers, Reuters reported.

The sanctions also blacklisted Sun Sidong and his company Dandong Dongyuan Industrial Co. 

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