China defends sanctions work after report of NK oil transfer

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China’s foreign ministry has defended its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea following reports Chinese ships improperly transferred oil to Northern korean boats at sea.

A ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Wednesday she had no information about the latest report. But she said China has “completely and strictly” enforced trade restrictions aimed at discouraging North Korea from developing nuclear and missile technology.

The South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo quoth unidentified officials this week as saying Chinese ships transferred petroleum to Northern korean vessels some 30 hours since October.

Hua questioned whether any country could make sure “not a single violate will happen.” She said, “the Chinese government has been completely and strictly enforcing Security Council resolves. We are taking a sincere and serious posture and forceful and effective actions.”

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