BEIJING (AP) — The top U.S. envoy on North Korea says China has indicated it will continue to implement sanctions against Pyongyang.

The U.N. sanctions are intended to make North Korea abandon its nuclear programs. China is North Korea’s economic lifeline.

The envoy, Glyn Davies, said in Beijing today they had “excellent and very useful” conversations on North Korea.

He told reporters that China is “seeking to convey messages to Pyongyang so that they understand the importance China attaches to denuclearization.”

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