‘Highly concerned’ China probing possible violation of UN curbs on North Korea

Japan reported a ship-ship transfer between a N.Korean-flagged tanker and a smaller vessel on February 16 about 250 km off Shanghai in the East China Sea. China is “highly concerned” about a reported ship-to-ship transfer on the high seas that could violate United Nations (UN) sanctions on North Korea and has launched an investigation, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Spokesman Geng Shuang said China would “seriously deal” with any Chinese individuals or enterprises found to be involved in the incident reported earlier this week by Japan. “China is highly…

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