Analysis & Commentary

19th December 2017 - The Hill

On North Korea, China is no partner

Mathew Ha, David Adesnik

4th December 2017 - Quoted by Ian Talley - The Wall Street Journal

U.S. Accuses Chinese Banks, but Treads Lightly

The Trump administration is locked in a diplomatic quandary as it tries to pressure North Korea: How to sanction Pyongyang’s top ally and patron—China—without alienating an economic powerhouse that is arguably the best hope to slow its rogue nuclear-weapons program.

1st December 2017 - Quoted by Dwayne Harmon - Newburgh Gazette

‘Major sanctions’ coming against North Korea

Trump didn't specify what country would impose additional sanctions. "Perhaps more restrictions can be placed on [North Korean] laborers [working in China] or they can be banned completely", he said. Newburgh Gazette...

29th November 2017 - Fox News

It’s time to ramp up the pressure on North Korea and China after latest missile test

North Korea’s third successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday should prompt President Trump to quicken the pace of his policy of putting “maximum pressure” on the North to give up its nuclear weapons.

24th November 2017 - Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

North Korean economy keeps humming despite ever-tighter sanctions

Despite years of ever-tighter international sanctions, North Korea's economy has proven resilient and seems to have fended off the suffering President Trump has sought to halt the country's nuclear program.

22nd November 2017 - KSKY

The Mark Davis Show

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero discusses diplomatic pressure on China in relation to North Korea on The Mark Davis Show.

22nd November 2017 - Quoted by Donna Borak - CNN Money

Trump administration slaps more sanctions on North Korea

The Trump administration intensified pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to disband his nuclear weapons program by imposing another round of sanctions -- this time, on one Chinese businessman and several North Korean shipping and trading companies and vessels.

21st November 2017 - Citado por Agence France Presse

China quiere paz, no guerra con Corea del Norte

China pidió el martes diálogo para resolver la cuestión nuclear norcoreana, después de que en la víspera Estados Unidos volviera a integrar a Corea del Norte en la lista de los "Estados que apoyan al terrorismo".

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Jesse Johnson - The Japan Times

U.S. relisting of North Korea as state sponsor of terror seen as symbolic step with limited impact

The decision by the United States to relist North Korea’s “murderous regime” as a state sponsor of terrorism hands Washington and Tokyo a symbolic victory, but will do little to solve the nuclear crisis roiling the Korean Peninsula, experts say.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Dan Merica, Jeremy Diamond and Zachary Cohen - CNN

Trump names North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Joel Schectman and David Brunnstrom - Reuters

U.S. sanctions 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations Washington accused of helping evade nuclear restrictions against Pyongyang and supporting the country through trade of commodities like coal.

21st November 2017 - Quoted by Leandra Bernstein - Sinclair Broadcasting Group

‘Maximum pressure’: Trump sanctions North Korea, China after state visit

President Donald Trump ratcheted up his administration's "maximum pressure campaign" this week by re-designating North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism and imposing new economic sanctions on four Chinese shipping companies and over a dozen North Korean entities and shipping vessels. The...

20th November 2017 - Quoted by Don Weinland - The Financial Times

Hong Kong keeps North Korea ties despite pressure

20th November 2017 - Quoted by Hamish Macdonald - NK News

U.S. designates North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism

The U.S. has re-designated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (SSOT), President Donald Trump announced on camera at a cabinet meeting on Monday. Trump added that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will announce further financial measures against North Korea on Tuesday, accompanying...

18th November 2017 - Fox News

Journal Editorial Report

Clifford D. May

FDD President Cliff May discusses President Trump's Asia trip on Fox News' Journal Editorial Report.

18th November 2017 - Fox News

America’s News HQ

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD's Jonathan Schanzer discusses the Chinese envoy in North Korea with Eric Shawn on Fox News.

15th November 2017 - CBS News

CBS News

FDD's Anthony Ruggiero joins CBS News to discuss President Trump's speech following his trip to Asia.

7th November 2017 - Quoted by Rachel Oswald - CQ

Mandatory Sanctions Targeting Chinese Banks Advance in Senate

Bipartisan sanctions legislation intended to end the Trump administration’s discretion in choosing which Chinese banks to blacklist for doing business with North Korea advanced in the Senate Tuesday with a unanimous 23-0 vote of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

7th November 2017 - Quoted by Ian Talley - The Wall Street Journal

Senate Panel Advances Bill to Sanction Banks Dealing With North Korea

Chinese banks risk steep penalties for aiding North Korea, under new legislation that sailed through the Senate banking committee Tuesday.

6th November 2017 - FDD's Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance Policy Brief

Wakeup Call for Chinese Banks on North Korea Sanctions

The Treasury Department on Thursday issued an advisory on North Korea’s use of the international financial system to evade U.S. and UN sanctions. The advisory sent an unmistakable message to senior compliance officers in Chinese banks: Treasury knows you are violating North Korea sanctions...


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