Top Stories

Jan 12, 2:44 AM EST

China's December trade with North Korea falls 50 percent


Interactive
Made in China: Too Many Imports Too Soon?
Latest News
Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

China says cross-border cash flows hit turning point in '17

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

Apple supplier denies charges of unsafe, unclean conditions

Politics in China weighs heavily on business

Document
Review of U.S.-China Trade
Latest News
China's trade with North Korea plunges as sanctions tighten

China's December trade with North Korea falls 50 percent

China's trade growth cools in December

China warns Trump ahead of possible trade decision

Multimedia
Video photo gallery on trash in China
China celebrates 60th year
Panorama of Tiananmen Square
Remembering Tiananmen
A year after China quake
Migrant laborers struggle to find work
Checking Beijing's Air
China's morning exercises in parks
Exploring Chinese Cuisine
Beijing Architecture Changes For Games
Woman Rescues Homeless Quake Dogs
China Holds Funeral for Panda
China's 1-child Policy Causes Extra Pain
Map of Earthquake Zone in Central China
Entrepreneurs Move Into, Out of China
Olypmics in Beijing Highlight China's Water Woes
Foreign Buyers Head to China Despite Problems
Coal Use Produces Pollution, Illness
Coal Means Profit, Woes for China
China Extending Its Reach Around the World
In China, the Desert Closes In
Latest News
Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough

China police take away lawyer who wrote letter urging reform

Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on takeover date

Politics weighs heavily on foreign businesses in China

Audio Slideshow
Panorama of Tiananmen Square
Remembering Tiananmen
interactive
Timeline of clashes

BEIJING (AP) -- China reports its trade with North Korean shrank 50 percent in December from a year earlier as governments tightened sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile development.

The Chinese customs agency said Friday that imports from the North shrank 81.6 percent to $54 million while exports to the isolated, impoverished country contracted 23.4 percent to $260 million.

The U.N. Security Council has steadily tightened prohibitions on buying the North's goods or supplying it with oil in an effort to discourage leader Kim Jong Un's government from pursuing nuclear and missile technology.

© 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

  • 490 First Avenue South
  • St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • 727-893-8111