>> We will continue to look at
].>> The United States tightening the screws on China, Thursday. Slapping sanctions on two Chinese citizens, a shipping company, and a bank. All accused of assisting North Korea's nuclear missile program.>> North Korea's provocative, destabilizing, and inhumane behavior will not be tolerated.
>> Foreign policy experts say Chinese companies has long played a role in propping up North Korea. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin however, trying to distinguish between Beijing and its companies.>> We look forward to continuing working closely with the government of China to stop illicit financing involving North Korea.
We are in no way targeting China with these actions. We will be meeting with China and other countries at the G20 next week to further our efforts to cut off North Korea's illicit activities.>> But recent actions taken by the Trump administration suggest the White House is taking a harder line with Beijing.
Just this week, the U.S. State Department naming China one of the worst offenders of human trafficking. And last week, Trump signaled his disappointment with China's effort in a tweet quote, While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi and China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out.
At least I know China tried! Reuters also reporting Trump is considering possible trade actions in an effort to force China to do more when it comes to North Korea.