China takes huge actions to pressure North Korea to solve the problems with U.S. over its missile tests.
On Monday, the Chinese government issued a statement saying that they will implement the sanctions against North Korea that U.S. imposed.
The sanctions forbid nations from receiving North Korea’s primary exports, including coal, iron, iron ore, lead and seafood. The sanctions also include banks and joint ventures. This could end up costing North Korea a third of it $3 billion yearly export profits.
China was faced with pressure from President Trump, who stated that he could order an investigation into the claims that there are unfair Chinese trade practices.
“It is obviously improper to use one thing as a tool to imposing pressure on another thing,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying stated. “There will be no winner from a trade war, it will be lose-lose.”
“The current situation on the Korean Peninsula is complicated and sensitive,” stated Geng Shuang, a Foreign Ministry Friday.
“China hopes that all relevant parties will be cautious in their words and actions, and do things that help to alleviate tensions and enhance mutual trust, rather than walk on the old pathway of taking turns in shows of strength, and upgrading the tensions,” Shuang stated.
Journalist David Von Drehle stated that China has to get out of the North Korean-American showdown.
” … the audience of greatest concern to China — namely, the other leading countries in the region, including Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, the Philippines and Vietnam — faces the urgent question of whether they can trust a rising China to share in safeguarding their sphere. If the problem of Kim isn’t defused, those nations are sure to seek even deeper alliances with the United States while building their own military capacity. China’s regional influence will shrink rather than grow,” he wrote.
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