He said China will deal with any verified transgressors and "launch an investigation according to our domestic laws." However, Geng said Beijing opposes unilateral sanctions on Chinese firms such as those imposed by the US separate from those of the UN.
The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two shipping companies Dalian Haibo International Freight Co Ltd. and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd. for using deceptive methods to circumvent international and U.S. sanctions and the U.S. commitment to implementing U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Calls to Dalian Haibo and Liaoning Danxing rang without response Friday or were answered by people who immediately hung up the phone.
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