China reacts angrily to new US sanctions against North Korea

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WION Web Team Beijing, China Feb 25, 2018, 03.46 AM (IST)

China responded angrily Saturday to new sanctions the United States imposed on North Korea, maintaining they were counterproductive to efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear and long-range missile development programs.

China asked the United States to "withdraw" the sanctions imposed on North Korea.Calling the move as "long-arm jurisdiction", China demanded the US to also revoke the sanctions levied against Chinese companies and individuals. 

"China is strongly opposed to the United States` long-arm jurisdiction and unilateral sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals based on its domestic laws," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in a statement.

"China has been fully and completely implementing relevant UN resolutions on the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea (DPRK), fulfilling its due responsibilities, and never allowed Chinese people and companies to engage in any activities violating UN resolutions", Geng said, adding that any violations would be dealt with seriously.