A North Korean soldier stands on guard at the Yalu River in Sinuiju, North Korea © Aly Song / Reuters
FOX News: China tightened border controls with North Korea, US diplomat says
Chinese officials understand the urgency of pressuring North Korea and said they have taken measures to tighten security at its border as part of the U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said.
Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton told reporters in Beijing on Friday that Chinese officials said they've tightened border inspections, beefed up policing on the border and stepped up customs inspections.
China has announced a suspension of coal imports from North Korea through the rest of the year, but has been generally reticent about what other steps it's taking to use its leverage as Pyongyang's most important trading and diplomatic partner.
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WNU Editor: U.S. officials are saying that China is on board when it comes to North Korea. That the Chinese - North Korean border is tightening, and that China realises that something has to be done soon. But when people in the know from China are asked to confirm this .... they are saying something else .... China ‘won’t back further measures to rein in North Korea’ (South China Morning Post). In fact .... their focus is on this .... Russia, China say North Korea's nuclear threats are no excuse to deploy US missile defenses (Business Insider/Reuters).
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