Chinese envoy 'seems to have had no impact' on 'Little Rocket Man'

A bottle of Taedonggang Beer in Beijing

Daisy Cherry | CNBC A bottle of Taedonggang Beer in Beijing

U.S. President Donald Trump expressed disappointment in an early morning tweet that a Chinese envoy's recent visit to Pyongyang appeared to have had "no impact" on stopping such provocations. "It is unavoidable and North Korea deserves it, particularly given that its development of the Hwasong-15 [missile], raises the threat level toward the worldwide community and the United States", said Zhao Tong, a fellow at the Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy.

China should cut off North Korea's access to crude oil following the latest missile launch from Pyongyang, and Washington has asked it to do just that, the USA ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, adding that "if war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed".

"By doing this, North Korea has caused China to lose face and it just shows that North Korea is not behaving in a way that keeps its allies in mind", she said.

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley told an emergency council meeting Wednesday that the missile launch brought the world closer to a war the U.S. doesn't want, and warned that if war comes Kim's regime "will be utterly destroyed".

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According to official Chinese company records, the hotel is 70 percent owned by North Korea's Liujing Economic Exchange and 30 percent owned by Hongxiang, a Chinese industrial machinery company sanctioned by the USA a year ago for channelling US dollars to North Korea for its nuclear weapons programme.

"China can do this on its own", Haley said in a speech at the United Nations, "or we can take the oil situation into our own hands".

In sharp contrast, however, comments in China's state media about the latest test and sanctions were more direct, with some even putting the blame for the launch on the United States.

"Most North Koreans come to this department store to shop, the store owners get their clothes from South Korea".

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"China and Russian Federation have a common stance on the Korean Peninsula issue, maintaining contact with each other". "We do think they could do more with the oil, and we're really asking them to please restrain more of the oil - not cut it off completely".

Mr Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from having that capability - using military force if necessary. "U.N. Security Council measures".

The threat of a military confrontation is making China rethink its resistance to discussing contingencies involving North Korea, according to experts. The United States has imposed its own sanctions against the DPRK.

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