December 11, 2019

Sino-North Korean Trade at Record High Despite Beijing Criticism
While China uses its public voice to openly criticize North Korea's nuclear test, behind-the-scenes trade is at a record high.
Following North Korea’s nuclear test this week, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement that the Chinese government “is firmly opposed” to the test and that “China always supports the denuclearization of the Peninsula,” actively criticizing the actions of Pyongyang in more stronger terms than usual.The test led some Chinese analysts, and more than a few