A U.S. district judge has ordered three Chinese banks to comply with U.S. investigators’ demands that they hand over records connected to the alleged movement of tens of millions of dollars in violation of international sanctions on North Korea.

In a heavily redacted court opinion released by the U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday and dated March 18, Beryl Howell, Washington D.C.’s chief federal district judge, said the subpoenas were for records of dealings between a now-defunct Hong Kong-based front company and a North Korean state-run entity....

It said the Chinese government had ownership stakes in all three of the banks, the first two of which have branches in the United States....


P.S. When the US president holds steady in his refusal to publicly release his tax returns, and when the US Justice Department failed on time to provide lawmakers with an unredacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report, how can Uncle Sam expect other countries to kowtow to US law?