Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP
Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP

China defends August trade boost with North Korea, saying it was permitted under UN sanctions

China’s exports to restive neighbour rose 31.4 per cent in August, while imports fell 9.5 per cent

Topic |   North Korea sanctions
Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP
Customs officials in northeast China inspect trucks loaded with goods coming to and from North Korea. Beijing defended its increased trade with the restive state in August saying it had not breached UN sanctions. Photo: AP
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