China Resists U.S. Efforts to Blacklist Ships Through U.N.

from The Wall Street Journal,

Washington thwarted from having some vessels designated as North Korean sanctions violators.

Beijing and Washington clashed over a U.S. push to blacklist cargo ships for violating international sanctions against North Korea, including one vessel South Korea said it seized after an illegal transfer of oil. The confrontation, playing out in jockeying at the United Nations, comes amid an escalating war of words between President Donald Trump and Beijing over China’s willingness to tightly enforce sanctions following Pyongyang’s nuclear and long-range missile tests. China’s critics say it has agreed to tough-sounding Security Council resolutions while modulating how strictly the sanctions are actually enforced. China denies it violates sanctions.

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