Beijing orders closure of North Korean firms in China - official

Posted on September 28, 2017 17:15:25 Filed in English News

Beijing orders closure of North Korean firms in China - official                                                                   People rest at a park near Beijing's central business area © Jason Lee / Reuters

All North Korean companies have been ordered to stop doing business in China, AFP reports citing an unnamed Chinese official.

After the UN Security Council passed new sanctions two weeks ago, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said North Korean firms and joint ventures in China would be closed within 120 days.

Following North Korea's sixth and largest nuclear test this month, the UN Security Council voted unanimously to expand sanctions on Pyongyang. It has halted the country's textile exports and capped fuel supplies.

It is the ninth UN Security Council sanctions resolution over North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs since 2006.


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