Chinese companies help North Korea violate sanctions

A tough new sanctions resolution unanimously approved Aug. 5 by the U.N. Security Council bars North Korea from exporting $1 billion of its most profitable commodities, including coal. On Monday, China announced that it would ban imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores, and seafood, beginning Sept. 5. Yet, as with past sanctions, their bite will depend on how thoroughly the Chinese enforce them.

China accounts for 90% of North Korea’s trade volume.

Source: Here’s how Chinese companies are acting as shopping agencies to help North Korea violate sanctions – LA Times

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