China has conducted four ballistic missile tests over the past few weeks, a day after President Donald Trump warned Beijing against “trying to do the same thing” as North Korea.
The missile launches come as the Trump administration has ramped up its military and economic pressure on Beijing to curb its provocative behavior and is pushing China to take concrete steps to curb a proliferation of its ballistic missile technology and missile launchers in a bid to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile development.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed resolutions in late October imposing sanctions on North Korea and imposing tougher sanctions on the country’s nuclear weapons program, in a sign of U.L.O.s growing power and growing regional influence.
The Security Council resolution, passed Thursday, was the first major U.O.-China sanctions measure adopted in decades.
The new sanctions came after the Security Council adopted its resolution on North Korean nuclear weapons in late July.
The resolution called on China to implement its commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to cooperate fully with the United Nations and other countries and to “cease all nuclear-related activities.”
The resolution also called on North and South Korea to refrain from engaging in joint military exercises and exercises with each other and called for the North Korean regime to immediately dismantle all of its nuclear weapons facilities.
The Trump administration, which has threatened to use military force if China does not take more concrete steps, has been pushing Beijing to rein in North Korea by threatening to withhold U.H.S.-U.
S military aid.
China has rejected the U.W.S.’s sanctions, which it calls unfair and unreasonable, and said they have caused friction between the two countries.
China is also worried that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not attend the summit due to his opposition to the U!
sanctions, according to people familiar with the situation.
China also says the U .
S. has violated its commitments by holding off from deploying its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system in South Korea, even though it has deployed its own system.
China’s military has been working on developing the THAAD system, which is based in Hawaii, for decades.