October 16, 2021

China accused of inaction on N. Korea sanctions in Senate hearing

State Department officials insist U.S. is willing to go where the "evidence" takes them

China’s lackluster sanctions enforcement and its continued support for North Korea was a significant focus of a Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing, titled The Persistent Threat of North Korea and Developing an Effective U.S. Response, heard testimony from Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary Of State, and Daniel Fried, Coordinator For Sanctions Policy at the State Department.