Beijing's decision to halt imports of North Korean coal is very significant - and improves the prospects for a U.S.-DPRK deal
China banned coal imports from the DPRK last year but continued trading under the livelihood exceptions allowed for by the Security Council. Now China has announced it will voluntarily suspend even these exceptions, and if it follows through will wipe out almost half of the DPRK’s already small foreign income. So why has China gone
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Tristan Webb is a Senior Analyst for NK Pro. He was formerly a Senior DPRK Research Analyst for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
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