Trump administration weighs sanctions on Chinese companies to punish north korea

Vastavam web: Having lost patience with China, the Trump administration is studying new steps to starve North Korea of cash for its nuclear program.The options include one that would infuriate Beijing: sanctions on Chinese companies that help keep the North’s economy afloat.There are significant risks, too, however. They include opening a new rift with Beijing that could complicate other US diplomatic efforts.Washington already has sanctions on North Korean companies and people accused of illicit dealings with the North. Secondary sanctions would target banks and companies that do legitimate business with North Korea.