Kim-Trump Summit Near At Hand, China Loosens Trade Shackles — Panjiva


Kim-Trump Summit Near At Hand, China Loosens Trade Shackles

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President Moon Jae-in has indicated that a summit meeting with Chairman Kim Jong Un is due “soon” while a meeting between Chairman Kim and President Donald Trump is also “near at hand”. While U.S.-DPRK relations are important from a geopolitical perspective, China is more important economically in directing the Kim regime’s behavior. China’s sanctions against North Korea led to a 56.7% slump in trade between the two countries year-to-date at Sept. 30 vs. a year earlier. However there may have been a relaxation more recently with a 39.6% rise in exports to North Korea in the third quarter...

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