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Exclusive: China’s CNPC suspends fuel sales to North Korea as risks mount – sources

June 28, 2017 By Chen Aizhu BEIJING (Reuters) – China National Petroleum Corp has suspended sales of fuel to North Korea over concerns the state-owned oil company won’t get paid, as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes, three sources told Reuters.        It’s unclear how long the suspension will last. A prolonged cut would threaten critical supplies of fuel and force North Korea to find alternatives to its main supplier of diesel and gasoline, as scrutiny of China’s close commercial ties with its increasingly…

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At U.S.-China summit, Trump presses Xi on trade, North Korea; progress cited

April 8, 2017 By Steve Holland and Koh Gui Qing PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to do more to curb North Korea’s nuclear program and help reduce the gaping U.S. trade deficit with Beijing in talks on Friday, even as he toned down the strident anti-China rhetoric of his election campaign. Trump spoke publicly of progress on a range of issues in his first U.S.-China summit – as did several of his top aides – but they provided few concrete specifics other…

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