China adds sanctions against North Korea
China moved to tighten economic pressure on North Korea on Monday by implementing a new package of U.N. sanctions, but also had a warning for the Trump administration: Don't spoil our newfound unity by starting a trade war.
The Commerce Ministry announced a ban on imports of iron ore, iron, lead and coal from North Korea effective Tuesday. Beijing also issued a warning to President Donald Trump. "By trying to incriminate Beijing as an accomplice in the DPRK's nuclear adventure and blame it for a failure that is essentially a failure of all stakeholders, Trump risks making the serious mistake of splitting up the international coalition that is the means to resolve the issue peacefully," the state-owned China Daily wrote. "Hopefully Trump will find another path. Things will become even more difficult if Beijing and Washington are pitted against each other."