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China envoy says North Korea trade growth picture 'distorted'

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By David BrunnstromWASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's ambassador to the United States has said reports of trade growth between his country and North Korea, in spite of international efforts to press Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile programs, give "a distorted picture."Last week U.S. President Donald Trump denounced China's trade with North Korea, saying it had grown almost 40 percent in the first quarter, and cast doubt on whether Beijing was helping to counter the threat from North Korea.Data released in April showed China's trade with North Korea grew 37.4 percent year on year in ...

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 04:02 IST