It has long been known that China has helped North Korea evade international sanctions while professing faithful compliance with United Nations resolutions. Now, U.S. spy satellites reportedly captured photos of Chinese ships illegally selling oil to North Korean boats on dozens of occasions. China has again professed innocence.
The Chosun Ilbo reported that the photos came from the West Sea. Both natural gas and crude oil imports are under UN sanctions.
Notably, the satellite photos show the name of one of the ships — Rye Song Gang 1 — which is clearly shown tethered and transferring with a Chinese vessel. China denies having any information on the Chosun’s report.
There is clearly ample commerce passing between China and North Korea, including guest workers (which is supposed to end in two years). The regime is then using much of its foreign capital to fund a program of mass destruction, including possible biological weapons in addition to nuclear weapons.