中国が北朝鮮からの石炭輸入を全面停止。北朝鮮の輸出収入が 20% 減少する見込み
・「中国は北朝鮮を放置している」という Trump の批判を受けて、タイトルのような措置を行ったという。
・中国への石炭輸出は北朝鮮の輸出収入の 20% ほどと推測されている。北朝鮮は厳しい状況に追い込まれる。
On Saturday, China said that it was suspending all imports of coal from North Korea as part of its effort to implement United Nations Security Council sanctions aimed at stopping the country’s nuclear weapons and ballistic-missile program.
According to the NYT, China's decision has the potential to cripple North Korea's already moribund economy: coal accounts for 34-40% of North Korean exports in the past several years, and almost all of it was shipped to China, according to South Korean government estimates. As Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies in Seoul confirms, coal sales accounted for more than 50 percent of North Korea’s exports to China last year, and about a fifth of its total trade. China had previously bought coal under exemptions that allowed trade for “livelihood” purposes. China’s Ministry of Commerce didn’t respond to faxed questions outside office hours.