China upholds United Nations sanctions as trade with NoKor rises

China upholds United Nations sanctions as trade with NoKor rises

China upholds United Nations sanctions as trade with NoKor rises

Since taking office in January, Trump has vowed to press Beijing, North Korea's only major ally and largest trade partner, to do more to curb the reclusive regime's weapons programs.

85 percent - were women. It does not want a flood of millions of hungry refugees coming over its northeast border if the Pyongyang regime collapses, and it certainly does not want the 28,000 US troops now stationed in South Korea to be able to move all the way up the peninsula to the border with China.

Despite Washington's calls for action, trade between China and its neighbor increased 10.5 percent to $2.5 billion in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, including a 29.1 percent jump in exports.

Geng Shuang, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, stated during yesterday's routine conference that as a neighbouring country, China only maintains regular economic and trade exchanges with the DPRK for the good of the North Korean people.

"Simple accumulated data can not be used as evidence to question China's severe attitude in carrying out UN Security Council resolutions", Huang told a news briefing.

"This growth shows that China is not willing to turn the screws on North Korea", said Kent Boydston, an analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics who closely follows the trade data.

In a bid to reign in Kim Jong-un, the United States has also proposed tougher sanctions on North Korea following their provocative ICBM test launch earlier this month.

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Monthly figures were more representative of the trend, he said, and China's imports from North Korea had been "falling sharply for four consecutive months since March", including by 36 percent in March and 42 percent in April. "It's not like, oh, gee, you just do whatever we say", Trump said.

Sanctions are the only action so far that are specifically meant to pressure China on North Korea; arms sales and fleet movements have happened before and would have again sooner or later.

"UN Security Council sanctions are not a total ban on shipments".

President Trump has been putting enormous pressure on his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to take action against Kim Jong-un.

On Wednesday, China's foreign ministry bristled at questions about ongoing trade with Pyongyang that seems to skirt United Nations sanctions meant to isolate the regime - and reiterated its hostility to broader economic sanctions.

But Beijing, as it has in the past, largely resisted Trump's demands.

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