Chinese caught illegally selling oil to North Korea

Chinese caught illegally selling oil to North Korea, by Didi Tang.

Chinese ships have been flouting sanctions by illegally selling oil to North Korean vessels at sea despite international restrictions on such trade with Pyongyang.

Images captured by US reconnaissance satellites showed people on Chinese vessels trading oil with others on boats bearing North Korean markings, according to an analysis of the pictures by a South Korean newspaper. The US says that it has recorded dozens of similar “at-sea” sales since October. …

It is unclear whether Beijing is aware of the illegal trade or how effectively it has cracked down on it.

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific