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A North Korean restaurant in Dandong, China. Many North Korean-connected businesses in China are believed to be involved in food service or trading.

China shuttering North Korea-linked businesses

Beijing signals to US a commitment in enforcing UN sanctions

TETSUSHI TAKAHASHI, Head of Nikkei's China Headquarters | China

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities are shutting down North Korean-connected businesses established in the mainland, in accordance with recently adopted United Nations sanctions.

This action comes ahead of a visit this week by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is expected to press Beijing to take a tougher line on Pyongyang and its nuclear weapons program.

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