China rejects ‘wrong’ US sanctions on N. Korea-linked traders

Beijing on Wednesday slammed new US sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as wrong. “We consistently oppose any country adopting unilateral sanctions based on its own domestic laws and regulations and the wrong method of exercising long-arm jurisdiction,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters. “China has been comprehensively respecting and strictly implementing [UN] Security Council resolutions and our efforts on this regard are witnessed by all,” AFP quoted Lu as saying. The spokesman called on the US to provide “any solid evidence” that Chinese companies have violated the UN sanctions.