China releases list of goods banned from export to North Korea
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has released a list of technologies and goods banned from export to North Korea because of their possible use in building nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday.
China and other members of the United Nations have declined in the past to give a full list of items banned from export, a situation that UN monitors say has made difficult the task of determining whether Beijing is really implementing sanctions.
"It means China is strictly complying with the UN Security Council resolutions," said Mr Zhang Liangui, an expert on North Korea at China's Central Party School.
"Frankly, since North Korea conducted the third nuclear test in February, China has begun to adjust its policy toward North Korea, including prohibiting exports of dangerous products."