Friday, January 12, 2018

White House Praises The 50 Percent Drop In Chinese Trade With North Korea Last Month

Trucks cross Friendship Bridge (L) from China's Dandong, Liaoning province (foreground), to North Korea's Sinuiju September 12, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Washington Times: Trump hails China for cutting trade with North Korea

The White House praised China Friday for sharply curtailing trade with North Korea in an effort to force the regime in Pyongyang to end its nuclear weapons programs.

“This action supports the United States-led global effort to apply maximum pressure until the North Korean regime ends its illicit programs, changes its behavior, and moves toward denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

China on Friday reported that its trade with North Korea fell 10.5 percent in 2017, compared with the previous year. Mr. Trump has been urging Beijing to isolate North Korea economically after a series of intercontinental ballistic missile tests by Pyongyang.

In December, the drop in trade was even more significant — falling 50.6 percent from the same period in 2016.

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Update: Chinese Trade With North Korea Dropped 50 Percent Last Month -- Bloomberg

WNU Editor:This is a start.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Only a few years late and only after north Korea has become a de-facto nuclear capable state. Thanks for arming and supporting them until now, China.