US Accuses China of ‘Flagrant’ North Korea Violations, Offers $5 Million Reward

WASHINGTON—The United States accused China on Tuesday of "flagrant violation" of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea, and offered rewards of up to $5 million for information about sanctions evasions. Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea Alex Wong accused China of seeking to undo a United Nations sanctions regime aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. He warned of new U.S. sanctions against China-based individuals and entities in response. A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday that China had always implemented the sanctions seriously, and that countries should care more about how sanctions had affected North Koreans' "humanitarian livelihood." Wong said China had continued to host at least 20,000 North Korean laborers in violation of UN bans, and that in the past year the United States had observed ships carrying prohibited coal or other sanctioned goods from North Korea to China on ...

US Accuses China of ‘Flagrant’ North Korea Violations,
Offers $5 Million Reward
WASHINGTON—The United States accused China on Tuesday of "flagrant violation" of its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea, and offered rewards of up to $5 million for information about sanctions evasions. Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea Alex Wong accused China of seeking to undo a United Nations sanctions regime aimed at persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons. He warned of new U.S. sanctions against China-based individuals and entities in response. A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday that China had always implemented the sanctions seriously, and that countries should care more about how sanctions had affected North Koreans' "humanitarian livelihood." Wong said China had continued to host at least 20,000 North Korean laborers in violation of UN bans, and that in the past year the United States had observed ships carrying prohibited coal or other sanctioned goods from North Korea to China on ...