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Corrected - China envoy says North Korea trade growth picture 'distorted'


(The July 11 story was refiled to add wording in paragraph 5 to show that Cui said Chinese imports from North Korea dropped in April and May)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 ...

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 02:33 IST