Top Senate Democrat urges Trump to block China deals over North Korea

Trump Blames 'Previous Administrations' For North Korea, Issues Blunt Warning: 'We'll Handle North Korea'

His concern, however, was not North Korea but fear that China would close the technology gap between the USA and Chinese militaries.

"Despite China's big trade surplus with the United States, he continued in a second tweet, saying, 'they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk".

This request follows US concerns about the threat of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs with President Trump repeatedly asking China to curb North Korea's excesses with his most recent tweet expressing his disappointment in China.

"(The United States and North Korea) hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China", China's U.N. Ambassador Liu Jieyi told reporters on Monday.

Trump's public statements about China's role in dealing with North Korea has run the gamut, from praise for Chinese President Xi Jinping to contempt.

Trump returned to his practice of attacking China on Twitter over the weekend, expressing disappointment in China's failure to rein in nuclear-armed North Korea, which tested an intercontinental ballistic missile Friday that can strike American targets across the country. Reports indicate that over 90 percent of North Korea's foreign trade is with China and 95 percent of its foreign direct investment comes from China.

China reported trade volume rose in the first half of 2017 against the same period last year, ending a two-year decline.

There's the one stated in the tweets above: China could solve the problem if it would only try. "Trump's tweets have sparked concern in the USA and around the world".

Schumer called on Trump to use the inter-agency committee "to suspend the approval of all mergers and acquisitions in the U.S.by Chinese entities". It added that the U.S.is risking "adding kindling or, even worse, pouring oil on the flames". The reported recent tightening of China's outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) controls in tandem with state funding for OFDI in many sectors indicate that major foreign investments in the USA from China are increasingly tied to state interests.

It is simple. While Trump is tweeting and playing golf, North Korea is getting closer to having a nuclear missile that could strike a major United States city.

Applying more sanctions to North Korea is also problematic because of the effect they could have on North Koreans.

If Trump doesn't act, it will be another sign to the North Koreans that they can do as they please with no consequences.

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