North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters

Chinese banks, North Korea oil imports and airline on new US sanctions hit list as Trump looks for non-military options

Some analysts cautioned that targeting Chinese entities with so-called ‘secondary sanctions’ could backfire and make Beijing less willing to cooperate

Topic |   North Korea nuclear crisis
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite sending a naval force to the Korean peninsula, the Trump administration is focusing its North Korea strategy on tougher economic sanctions. Photo: Reuters
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