Sep 26, 2016

China's North Korean coal imports surge despite sanctions: data

China’s coal imports from North Korea have surged in recent months, government data showed Monday, raising questions about Beijing’s commitment to international sanctions intended to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear program. As the isolated country’s sole ally and main provider of trade and aid, Beijing’s participation ...

Sep 26, 2016

Seoul prods Tokyo to toughen sanctions on Pyongyang

South Korea hopes that Japan will toughen sanctions on North Korea to discourage Pyongyang from conducting additional nuclear tests, South Korean Vice Unification Minister Kim Hyung-seok said in a recent interview. Kim said Thursday the international community holds the common view that the North ...

Sep 26, 2016

China probes North Korea bank suspected of nuclear link: report

China is investigating executives of a North Korean bank believed to finance the illicit procurement of arms and materials related to the isolated country’s banned nuclear program, South Korea’s JoongAng Daily reported on Monday. China and the United States have agreed to step up ...