The US has sanctioned several Chinese companies, including Cosco, for transporting Iranian oil. Photo: Reuters

China urges US to ‘immediately halt’ sanctions on Chinese firms with Iran ties

  • Foreign ministry calls it a ‘wrongful action’ and says trade with Iran is legitimate and ‘should be respected’
  • US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said China was ‘subject to sanctions just like everybody else’
Topic |   US-China relations

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The US has sanctioned several Chinese companies, including Cosco, for transporting Iranian oil. Photo: Reuters
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.