September 26, 2023

Mark Esper: Ignoring DPRK sanctions part of Chinese ‘catalog of bad behavior’

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he hopes to visit China to discuss sanctions enforcement by the end of 2020

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper railed against China's failure to fully enforce international sanctions against North Korea, calling it a "catalog of bad behavior" during a webinar on Tuesday.

Speaking at an online event hosted by the Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Esper expressed concerns that the Communist Party of China (CCP) "continues to engage in systematic rule breaking, coercion and other malign activities."