China Still Bringing In Boatloads Of North Korean Coal Despite Ban

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China Still Bringing In Boatloads Of North Korean Coal Despite Ban

The standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons has entered a new, unsafe phase as its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump exchange personal insults and threats of war with no sign of a diplomatic solution.

He also assured US citizens and allies of their safety, guaranteeing that the USA military has "postured our forces to respond in the event of a provocation or a conflict".

Speaking in Beijing on Monday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said war on the Korean Peninsula would have no victor.

There was recently a war of words between Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

"But certainly North Korea will be on the table for discussion", Tillerson told reporters Wednesday.

Washington hopes that a combination of United Nations and U.S. sanctions and a strong signal from Pyongyang's main trade partner China will convince Kim Jong-un's regime of its isolation.

Recall, September 3, North Korea announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead, which is created to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles.

The first round of the China-US Social and Cultural Dialogue, co-hosted by Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Tillerson, was set for Washington on Thursday. It will take huge cooperation with China, Russia, South Korea and the United States.

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GETTY USS RONALD REAGAN The 100,000 ton aircraft carrier is stationed in Japan

China doesn't want Tillerson's visit to be consumed by North Korea. Asked whether the statistics were correct, the spokesperson said to direct the question to customs authorities.

In recent months, apart from imposing sanctions on the North, the USA has also targeted Chinese companies, such as the Bank of Dandong, which have been instrumental in supporting business across the North Korean border. He believes many or all of last month's unexpected imports were cleared under similar circumstances.

An online feud between US President Donald Trump and National Basketball Association superstars Stephen Curry and LeBron James may have grabbed some headlines around the world, but what the global community is truly concerned about right now is whether Trump's recently renewed feud with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would eventually escalate into a war.

Despite his tough criticism of China's trade practices, Trump has forged a personal connection with Xi.

It also ordered North Korean companies in the country and those in joint ventures with Chinese businesses to close.

The world's second-largest economy, which is North Korea's largest trading partner and its main ally, also banned imports of textiles from the country, according to the statement.

Why the change of heart?

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