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Trump turns from carrot to stick ahead of second China summit

Washington ramps up steps to force pressure on North Korea

TSUYOSHI NAGASAWA and OKI NAGAI, Nikkei staff writers | China

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- By sanctioning a Chinese bank and deciding to sell arms to Taiwan, U.S. President Donald Trump is cutting short his honeymoon with Beijing in hopes of securing greater cooperation against North Korea's nuclear development.

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