US President Donald Trump’s relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stumbled in Hanoi in February and US courts continue their pursuit of suspected sanctions busting by Chinese banks. Photo: AP

US urges Beijing to stick to hard line on North Korea sanctions as spotlight falls on three Chinese banks

  • US court demands that banks open their books on trading with Pyongyang
  • Washington has taken more hawkish stand on sanctions against North Korea
Topic |   North Korea

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US President Donald Trump’s relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un stumbled in Hanoi in February and US courts continue their pursuit of suspected sanctions busting by Chinese banks. Photo: AP
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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.