The US asked the UN to freeze the assets of Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions. Photo: Handout

China helps Russia thwart US bid to freeze bank’s assets over ‘North Korea sanctions dodge’

Beijing and Moscow show willingness to cooperate after US request for UN sanctions committee to act against Russian bank and North Korean official

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The US asked the UN to freeze the assets of Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank for allegedly helping North Korea evade financial sanctions. Photo: Handout
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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.