China has lashed out at the United States for slapping sanctions on 13 Chinese and North Korean organizations for supporting Pyongyang. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in Beijing on Wednesday that China opposed unilateral action on North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs, the South China Morning Post reports. “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,” Lu said. Washington adopted the sanctions this week after Trump put North Korea on a list of state sponsors of terrorism. In most cases, the sanctions ban the organizations from using US-related bank accounts and foreign companies from doing business with them. The US action affects three Chinese companies: Dandong Kehua Economic and Trade, Dandong Xianghe Trading and Dandong Hongda Trade. The US Treasury Department said they had done more than $750 million in business with North Korea over five years until August 31.
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