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SEOUL, Dec. 2 (UPI)– South Korea and Japan announced North Korea sanctions on Friday, a move that was followed by a stern caution from China.Seoul said it welcomed Japan’s decision to impose sanctions versus Pyongyang for weapons proliferation, while introducing new embargoes, South Korean news service News 1 reported.South Korea included 36 senior North Korean officials and Chinese nationals to its sanctions list, consisting of Hwang Pyong So, the political director of the Korean Individuals’s Army and Choe Ryong Hae, who was just recently in Cuba to provide condolences at the funeral of Fidel Castro.

Seoul is also banning 35 crucial companies including the Korean Workers’ Party and prohibiting foreign vessels from docking at South Korean ports for a year, if ships have a record of checking out North Korea, inning accordance with the report.The brand-new sanctions mark the very first time South Korea is targeting Chinese nationals suspected of taking part in illegal North Korea activity.Ma Xiaohong, the chief executive of Hongxiang Industrial

, currently under U.S. sanctions, is on the list.Japan is likewise implementing tougher sanctions, which now include a restriction on ships of Japanese nationality if they make stopovers in North Korea, inning accordance with television network NHK.Tokyo is also broadening on existing sanctions versus foreign nationals with nuclear and missile innovation knowledge who visit North Korea. There are likewise plans to step up policy of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Citizens in Japan, or Chongryon.A total of 58 individuals and 54 organizations are being targeted in Japan, and the measures are currently inviting outside responses.China’s foreign ministry said it opposes sanctions that are”outside the framework”of United Nations Security Council sanctions.Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang stated that countries” ought to prevent any actions that magnify stress and conflict,”South Korean news service News 1 reported Friday.China played a crucial role in embracing a U.N. sanctions resolution today that target North Korea’s

coal exports.