China's exports to N.Korea on the rise as imports fall
China’s trade with renegade North Korea has risen more than 10 percent in the fist six months of 2017
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It comes as the US is increasing pressure on Beijing to bring its unruly neighbour into line.
Last week US President Donald Trump let his taste for exageration out of the bag when he slammed China for a 40 percent hike in trade with Pyongyang.
China says its sticking to all international agreements, Geng Shuang is from the Chinese foreign ministry.
“I want to reiterate that China is always fully, accurately, carefully and strictly enforcing Security Council resolutions. But all parties should not confuse the idea that at present the Security Council sanctions on North Korea are not comprehensive economic sanctions. For China to maintain normal economic and trade relations with North Korea does not violate Security Council resolutions.”
Chinese imports from North Korea dropped some 13.2 percent, while exports
rose 29.1 percent.
The exports are mainly labour intensive textiles not included on the United Nations sanctions list.
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