The Chinese customs agency said it will stop processing imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores and fish at midnight on Sept. 5
In this photo taken Saturday, June 6, 2015, heavy machines move iron ore at the dock in Rizhao in eastern China's Shandong province. Customs data released Monday, June 8, 2015 showed Chinese imports and exports shrank again in May, the latest sign of sputtering growth in the world's second biggest economy that adds to pressure on Beijing to avoid a sharp slump. (Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT, photo: Chinatopix via AP
14 of August 2017 12:25:29
BEIJING – China announced Monday it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore and other goods in three weeks under U.N. sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear and missile programs.China, the isolated North's main trading partner, has been reluctant to push leader Kim Jong Un's regime too hard for fear it might collapse. But Beijing is increasingly frustrated with Pyongyang and supported a U.N. Security Council ban on Aug. 5 on coal and other key goods.The Chinese customs agency said it will stop processing imports of North Korean coal, iron and lead ores and fish at midnight on Sept. 5."After that, entry of these goods will be prohibited," said an agency statement.