China says war on Korean peninsula will have no victor

A legislator at the meeting told South Korea's Yonhap news agency that the North Korean military showed no immediate signs that it detected the planes' arrival Saturday.

President Moon Jae-in will hold a special meeting with the leaders of the ruling and opposition parties this week to discuss bipartisan efforts to end North Korea's nuclear ambitions, an official from the presidential office Blue House said Tuesday.

Bellicose statements by Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have created fears that a miscalculation could lead to action with untold ramifications.

South Korean lawmaker Lee Cheol-uoo, briefed by the country's spy agency, said North Korea was bolstering its defences by moving aircraft to its east coast and taking other measures after the flight by USA bombers.

China, which provides the bulk of North Korea's energy supplies, announced Saturday it would cut off gas and limit shipments of refined petroleum products, effective January 1.

"Given our consistent opposition to the war and chaos on the peninsula, we totally disapprove of an escalation of the war of words between the USA and North Korea".

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They also ban sales of natural gas to North Korea and purchases of the North's textile exports, another key revenue source.

Trump's latest orders put the onus on banks and other firms to find out whether their clients have any dealings with North Korea.

Moon's proposal to meet with ruling and opposition party leaders also follows his trip to the United Nations General Assembly last week, where he called for global efforts to put maximum pressure on the reclusive North so the country will have no choice but to come to the dialogue table to discuss its voluntary and complete nuclear dismantlement.

Earlier this month, China ordered its financial institutions to take a number of steps to comply with United Nations resolutions, including halting business with sanctioned individuals and companies.

Warning there would be "no winner" in the event of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula, China on Tuesday urged North Korea and the United States to stop their escalating war of words and sit down for talks on cooling the recent spike in tensions. The Treasury Department said they are North Koreans acting as representatives of North Korean banks in China, Russia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Rita Burton