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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

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By Yawen Chen and Ryan WooBEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading Pyongyang to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.Imports from North Korea slumped 81.6 percent year-on-year to $54.34 million, Chinese customs spokesman Huang Songping said in a briefing in Beijing on Friday. That's the smallest monthly value since at least January 2014.The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed signs that China, ...

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 00:34 IST
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