China accounts for more than 90% of North Korea's international trade © PA Images
China accounts for more than 90% of North Korea's international trade © PA Images

China bans North Korean imports

posted by Su-San Sit
16 August 2017

China has announced it will stop importing coal, iron ore, seafood and other goods from North Korea as it pledges to implement UN sanctions.

The UN Security Council, which includes China, voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's two missile tests last month, in what US ambassador Nikki Hadley called “the single largest economic package ever levelled against the North Korean regime”.

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