China says new US sanctions won’t help cooperation on North Korea

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular news briefing on Wednesday that new US sanctions targeting Chinese firms linked to North Korea will not help to resolve North Korea's nuclear crisis or improve mutual trust and cooperation with China.

She said the extremely tense situation on the Korean Peninsula has shown some signs of abating thanks to the concerted efforts of various parties, though it remains highly complex and sensitive. Ms. Hua made the statement hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signaled that talks with the North might be possible "in the near future".

Source: VOV5