He's blasted the Asian superpower and even asked President Xi Jinping face-to-face to take a tougher stance on North Korea's missile and nuclear defense program.
Huang Songping, spokesman of General Administration of Customs, said on Thursday at a Beijing news conference that China's total imports from the DPRK amounted to US$880 million in the first six months of this year, a year-on-year drop of 13.2 percent.
"North Korea's Kim Jong-un regime is conducting nuclear experiments and developing various kinds of missile technology, threatening not only the Korean Peninsula but the entire world's peace and security", he said. Imports have fallen since March, when they declined 36.5 percent, he said.
China's exports to North Korea rose 29.1 percent in the first half of 2017, driven by consumer goods such as textiles that aren't on the sanctions list, Huang said. He has been urging the UN Security Council to impose a "complete economic embargo" requiring all member nations to cut off all finance and trade with the North, with a few limited humanitarian exceptions.
After Trump publicly pressed Beijing to rein in economic support for the rogue regime, trade between China and North Korea grew more than 37 percent in the first quarter, a statistic available in April but which Trump didn't publicly acknowledge until last week.
The timing and scope of the USA action will depend heavily on how China responds to pressure for tougher steps against North Korea when US and Chinese officials meet for a high-level economic dialogue in Washington Wednesday, the administration sources toldReuters. "So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!"
President Trump has repeatedly criticized China for not doing enough to control North Korea. Previous Chinese customs data showed two-way trade with the North had risen 30.6 percent in dollar terms in the first three months of the year.
But Sanchez will return to training at the end of the month. "There's not a lot to resolve at the moment with the player". Meanwhile, fellow star Mesut Ozil has also implored the Chilean to stay at the Emirates.
Well, if that's the case, here's a list of 7 Middle Eastern male actors Disney could consider for the role. Other than suggestions there were quite a few tweets which ridiculed the usual racial stand of Hollywood.
The Vodafone Flying Fijians are the Pacific Nations Cup Champions after a 38-16 win over Samoa at Apia Park this afternoon. Samoa had five points, meaning a bonus point, a draw or a win would have taken them to the World Cup.
Her brother/lover Jaime is pictured leading troops into battle and she's still firmly on the Iron Throne in scenes shared so far. They're even moving in together , and Harington has sneakily dodged the media's questions about getting engaged .
EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Fernanda was located near 11.0 degrees north latitude and 117.9 degrees west longitude. Fernanda is expected to turn west-northwest on Saturday and this motion is expected to continue on Sunday.
Since Hamilton rejected the invitation, Valtteri Bottas was the only Mercedes driver to attend. "Forward vision is not very good". Hamilton's drama suggested there is still time to come from the Mercedes W07, which finished 0.332s up on the quickest Ferrari .
Square Enix announced three brand new Kingdom Hearts III figures in their Bring Arts line of toys at D23 expo earlier today. Theres a lot to consider - we're looking at all of Disney, the new ones as well, they have a lot of pull and draw....
After Farmer is released in 2030, he will be on "mandatory supervision", a strict form of probation, for three years. Without the sex registration requirement, Farmer will serve his sentence in county jail, not prison.
That's obvious, it was public knowledge but we didn't reach an economic agreement. I cannot criticise Real Madrid and I can not criticise my club.
Former Patriots QB Vito 'Babe' Parilli passed away at age of 87
A Rochester, Pa., native, Parilli played seven seasons in the National Football League and one in the CFL before joining the AFL. Parilli, who was born in Rochester, Pa., played his college football at Kentucky under the tutelage of legend Bear Bryant.
Are You As Smart As A Raven?
But the latest experiments revealed that ravens can wisely forego an immediate reward in order to get a better one in the future. Some corvids have shown that in hoarding food, they do some planning for the future instead of just acting on natural urges.