Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

U.S. official warns Hong Kong over North Korea smuggling, money laundering

U.S. official warns Hong Kong over North Korea smuggling, money laundering

They later moved to a Holiday Inn Resort, where North Korea's National Olympic Committee officials are expected to stay during the Games, and followed with a visit to PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

The athletes were met in Jincheon with flowers from their South Korean counterparts, as well as head coach Sarah Murray, who previously had called the government's decision to form a joint team a "tough situation".

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A delegation of sports officials and ice hockey players from the Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK) arrived in South Korea today to check the facilities for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The US and South Korea, key allies facing an increasing threat from North Korea, usually conduct Key Resolve and Foal Eagle at the start of Spring season in the country.

On Thursday, North Korea sent an unusual announcement to "all Koreans at home and abroad" to work towards a "breakthrough" in efforts to reunify with the South.

The South Korean and North Korean squads are due to hold separate training sessions before the first joint practice takes place next week. According to OFAC, Beijing Chengxing Trading Co. had sold about two tons of high purity metal to North Korea, while Dandong Jinxiang Trade had exported US$5 billion worth of used computers to the North. In the past few years, North Korea, under the direction of Kim Jong-un, has deliberately violated worldwide treaties by continuing to build nuclear weapons and carrying out illegal missile tests.

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North Korean hockey players receive bouquets of flowers from their South Korean counterparts upon their arrival at the Jincheon National Training Center on January 25.

North and South Korea remain technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control also targeted five North Korean shipping companies and six of its vessels.

Among those blacklisted were 10 representatives in China and Russian Federation of the Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, which is already designated by the United States and the United Nations and is said to support the North's defense industry.

North Korea's intentions with this unprecedented action of unity are not clear. A series of advanced missile and nuclear tests by the country past year prompted the U.S. and its allies in the region to pile maximum pressure on Pyongyang.

Instead Seoul has urged Pyongyang to open a dialogue with Washington, he said.

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