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China Furious after Bank Sanctioned by United States

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U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping chat as they walk along the front patio of the Mar-a-Lago estate after a bilateral meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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The US Treasury department has severed a small Chinese bank’s ties with the US financial system over its alleged support for North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme.

The measures against Bank of Dandong come days before Donald Trump’s first official visit to China and indicate that questions over China’s relationship with North Korea will continue to dog the relationship between the US president and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.