China imported 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea in August despite issuing a total ban on the trade six months earlier. Photo: Reuters

China imports 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea in August despite ban

Customs official unable to explain spike in trade, but dealer suggests it was due to cargo being allowed into country after lengthy delays

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China imported 1.6 million tonnes of coal from North Korea in August despite issuing a total ban on the trade six months earlier. Photo: Reuters
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